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The Only Thing Keeping the F-35 Lightning Relevant Is the F-22 Raptor

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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.

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  1. I will defend our work. This is 2 years ago. I wonder if he has changed his opinion of the plane??? IOC is still going to happen 01Aug20.

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