Planes. 28 F-16 fighters may arrive in Aviano
They would join the two squadrons already present in Friuli
Decision is now official, United States will transfer American troops present in Germany to various countries, including Italy. As reported by AVIONEWS, the choice of Washington was the basis of Aviano, in the province of Pordenone (North Italy), and several journalistic sources investigated the matter. The F-16 fighters that will arrive in Friuli Venezia Giulia should be 28, while there are still no rumors about the military involved. The latest doubts about the operation have been swept away by the press conference of the American secretary of defense, Mark Esper: it should proceed very quickly, also because the Us military reorganization has already received approval last June.
The F-16 planes will join the two squadrons already present in Aviano, that are "Triple Nickle" and "Buzzard". The 28 fighters would therefore increase the total number of aircraft which currently stands at about fifty units. "Teutonic" fighters have often been used in recent years to take part in a series of military missions, in addition to extraordinary operations together with the Stormo 31st Fighter Wing. Other troop destinations include Nations that are part of NATO, including Spain which was directly cited during the conference held by Esper.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency