30 Jul '12, 9pm

F-22s arrive at Kadena, no reported oxygen problems: Air Force officials breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as a...

F-22s arrive at Kadena, no reported oxygen problems: Air Force officials breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as a...

Wow, it's great that these F-22s are cured just as there is an "operational need" for them? I hope that "operational need" doesn't have anything to do with them going up against Typhoon fighter jets. “As soon as you get to the merge … the Typhoon doesn’t necessarily have to fear the F-22,” Gruene said. This is not supposed to be the sort of reaction the F-22 inspires. For years the Air Force has billed the Raptor as an unparalleled aerial combatant. Even former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who in 2009 famously cut F-22 production to just 187 copies, called the stealth jet “far and away the best air-to-air fighter ever produced” and predicted “it will ensure U.S. command of the skies for the next generation.” And it’s slowly getting taken off the probation it incurred after seemingly suffocating pilots. – http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/f-22-germ… Ironic how the ...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/07/30/f-22s-arrive-at-kadena-...

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