A disappointing comment by the Chief of Air Combat Command:
If I do not keep that F-22 fleet viable, the F-35 fleet frankly will be irrelevant. The F-35 is not built as an air superiority platform. It needs the F-22. Because I got such a pitifully tiny fleet, I’ve got to ensure I will have every single one of those F-22s as capable as it possibly can be.
Essentially the F-35 needs the F-22. Sigh… Things just never get better for the F-35. You can read the entire article here.