Friday, April 8, 2011

The best Fighter Jet In The World, And No War To Fight In


The $77 Billion Fighter Jets That Have Never Gone to War -- ABC News

Stealth F-22 Raptor, Most Expensive Fighter Ever, Not Used in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan

More than five years and nearly $80 billion after the world's most expensive fighter jets joined the U.S. military fleet, the high-tech stealth F-22 Raptor has yet to see combat -- despite the U.S. Air Force's involvement in three simultaneous major combat operations.

When the U.S. led an international effort to secure a no-fly zone over Libya last month, the F-22, the jet the Air Force said "cannot be matched," was not involved. The Air Force said the $143 million-a-pop planes simply weren't necessary to take out Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses.

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My Comment: The best explanation that I have read on why the F-22 is not in Libya .... as well as Afghanistan and Iraq .... is here.

4 comments:

Mompson said...

I honestly don't see why. I love combat planes, and the F-22 freaking scares me to death. Who cares if it's not necessary? We need to use it in a live fire combat situation. We could regret this eventually if we have to take this thing into a full scale war without any prior combat testing.

bigsoxfan said...

Should we start a war with an adversary who can fight with this plane or just wait for them to come to us. I'm with wait.

Art said...
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Art said...

hah, why the creation of this plane was so needed if US army afraid to loose just 1 a half billion dollar aircraft? also war can show is this plane invincible. or maybe they afraid of loosing the best plane in the world by old weapons?