Military historian and DT bud Barrett Tillman forwarded this photo along with this thought:
"Well, so much for The Growing Russian Threat. Raptors now can take their historic place posing with Bears, just as F-106s, Electric Lightnings, Phantoms, Eagles and Tomcats did over the last 40 years."
That's the kind of progress $200-plus million unit flyaway cost buys you. That's how DoD rolls, baby!
And that Stealth technology sure comes in handy during an escort, don't it? Here's hoping the Russians don't look out the window.