Air Force Buys 60 Additional F-22 for $5 Billion

Discussion in 'Military' started by onedomino, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. onedomino

    onedomino SCE to AUX

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    This will bring the F-22 fleet size to 183 aircraft. Due to the enormous cost of the fighter, this is far fewer than the USAF had initially envisioned. At what point does technical sophistication become a liability due to cost? Each aircraft may be very capable, but what happens when you have too few aircraft? We should sell this machine to the Japanese and Australians as they have requested. Thereby reducing unit cost. But so far the Pentagon and the US Congress have refused. Now the Japanese will look elsewhere for their next generation fighter. Anyway, the new contract is good news for Marietta, Georgia, where the Raptor is assembled.



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