In The Age Of The F-35, The F-22 Raptor Is Getting A New Mission
The National Interest -

Robert Beckhusen


Stealth scout.

Key point: The Air Force could take stealth features from the F-35 and apply them to the F-22.

Years ago, four F-22 Raptors taking part in the second-wave of the U.S.-led coalition’s opening airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria dropped their bombs. It was the first time the stealthy fifth-generation fighters had ever engaged in combat. The coalition’s war planners also used the F-22s to leverage their low-observable profiles — and far-reaching sensors...

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