American A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft arrived in the UK for exercise Defender 23

More than a month ago, the Defender 23 exercise began in Europe. To participate in the event, the US Air Force

sent A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.

What is known

The legendary stormtroopers have arrived in the UK.Aircraft from the 442nd Fighter Wing, based at Whiteman Air Force Base, will be used to provide close air support.

Defender 23 - multinational jointexercises focused on increasing interoperability between the United States, NATO allies and partners. The event is attended by over 7,000 US military personnel and 17,000 military personnel from more than 20 countries.

Note that Air exercises will start soon in EuropeDefender 2023. A-10 Thunderbolt II will also take part in them. The US Air Force is also sending dozens of other aircraft to Europe, including fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters.