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NATO AIR CHIEF: For Russians, engaging an F-35 would be like jumping into a boxing ring to ‘fight an invisible Muhammad Ali’

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — When asked how the F-35 Lightning II would stack up against potential aggression from Moscow, NATO air chiefs said they’re confident the fifth-generation jet would devalue Russian forces.

“What we are perfectly convinced of is the fact that when we do bring fifth-generation assets into the European region it is something that certainly serves as a deterrent,” Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of US Air Forces in Europe, told Business Insider.

“It forces the Russians to take a look at what we are doing and to realize that if they had to embrace us they might be in a position where they had to jump into a boxing ring and fight an invisible Muhammad Ali.” – READ MORE

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