This One Thing Could Make the F-35 Replace All F-22s
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Americas

It's all about the money.

Key point: The F-22 is a good plane, but it is very expensive and the F-35 is better.

A new fighter to replace the F-22 Raptor could eat the U.S. Air Force's budget starting in the 2030s, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

The Air Force on average spent $12 billion per year, in current dollars, on new aircraft between 1980 and 2018. But replacing the flying branch's roughly 180 F-22s in the 2030s while simultaneously buying new...

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