NATO's annual Tiger Meet kicks this month, and the German Luftwaffe is bringing an awesome feline-liveried Eurofighter Typhoon to the exercise.
Russia has some strong words after Turkey shot down one of its jets, while Western nations are asking everyone to simmer down following the incident.
The F-22 Raptor will be crossing the pond as part of US efforts to reassure European allies in the face of Russian belligerence.
Over the past week, NATO aircraft have intercepted a total of 22 Russian aircraft in the Baltic Sea alone. A record 250 intercepts have occurred this year.
Air forces in both eastern and western countries have been forced to intercept and shadow fighters and bombers from Russia over the past few days.