Report: US deploys F-22 Raptor fighter jets near Iran

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 28, 2012 10:50

The US has deployed several F-22 Raptor fighter jets to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran, FOX news reported Friday.

The F-22, produced by Lockheed Martin, is the US' premier fighter jet, boasting stealth technology and specializing in air-to-air combat. It has not yet seen combat.

The US Air Force has strongly denied that this deployment represents a show of force against Iran or is in an way related to a potential strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, the report stated. Instead, the move is part of a route deployment an "security cooperation with regional partners."

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