Resurrect the Raptor

Forbes, Steve
September 2009
Forbes Asia;9/7/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 13, p9
In this article the author reflects on the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft which had been denied by the Obama administration. He states that the aircraft will be replaced with the F-35, a jet that has yet to go into production. He questions whether the F-35 has the same capability with the F-22 to do the air-to-air combat and the ability to penetrate sophisticated defense. He stresses the need for a strong military capability whether in conventional or unconventional areas.


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