U.S. military to participate in Berlin Air Show
STUTTGART-VAIHINGEN, Germany — United States military equipment and personnel will be represented at this year's Berlin International Air Show at Berlin-Schonefeld Airport, Berlin, Germany, May 16-21, 2006.
About 90 aircrew and support personnel from bases in Europe and the United States are scheduled to attend and participate. Various models of U.S. military aircraft are scheduled for static displays and demonstrations, including the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk, C-130J Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III, B-1B Lancer, KC-135 Stratotanker, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15C Eagle, A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16CJ Wild Weasel.
The C-17 may perform an aerial demonstration throughout the air show. Other activities will include presentations by senior officials, static displays of aircraft and discussions with aircrew.
The Berlin Air Show is one of the premier events of its type in the world. U.S. military participation contributes to a number of U.S. security and foreign policy interests. Participation promotes standardization and interoperability of equipment with our NATO allies and other potential coalition partners, highlights the strength of the U.S. commitment to the security of Europe, and demonstrates that U.S. industry is producing equipment that will be critical to the success of current and future military operations.