Thursday, July 23, 2009

Production of F22 Halted

The senate voted that the production of the F22 must be halted by a margin of 58-40. Not only is this a major victory for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates but for president Barack Obama as well.
187 F-22s, which have cost $60 billion to develop, build, and maintain to date,is more than adequate to handle the extremely narrow and unlikely range of threats for which they might be suitable in the future. I wonder what they are going to develop next, and where all that money will go?

1 comment:

  1. I'd bet on UAVs, or more specifically UCAVs in this case.

    The F35s are more useful because of their multirole capibilities, but manned airplanes are a dying breed.

    Pity really, flying is a unique experience, and flying one of those is even more so.