U.S. Marine Corps aircraft deploy to Turkey

14:30, 15 April 2016

EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 have deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support electronic attack requirements in Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, U.S. Department of Defense reported.


The deployment is planned to last through September, U.S. European Command officials said, according to the report.

The Prowler provides an umbrella of protection to coalition aircraft and ground troops in the fight against ISIL by intercepting communications as well as denying the enemy's ability to communicate, officials said.

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