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US military asks Gulf allies to please stop tailgating fighter jets


US military asks Gulf allies to please stop tailgating fighter jets

Local F-16s accused of flying right behind US air force jets and flashing their lights

The US has praised the countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE for their help in launching decisive air strikes against the Islamic State over the past week.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with the air forces of our regional allies in combatting this growing international threat,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.

“However, we would request that when on such vital airborne combat missions our Arab friends please refrain from flying their F-16s right on the tail of US fighter jets, flashing their lights and trying to overtake.”

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  1. Rave

    October 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    They were also asked if their ‘kids on Board’ could they at least wear seat-belts as opposed to leaning against the windscreen of the F-16 as it whizzes by at 1,460 km per hour ….

  2. True Blue.

    December 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    This problem has now been resolved following the release of the sat nav update DVD containing all of the new target locations and refuelling points.

  3. Anonymous

    December 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    That’s an F22 in the pic!

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