In the US: resuming production of the F-22 will not cope with Russia's growing ambitions

According to some American military analysts, due to the growing threats from Russia's technological ambitions, there is a need to restore the production of the F-22 Raptor fighter, and in a modernized form. About this writes the magazine The National Interest.

However, in the US military, there are many opponents of this idea. So, some generals believe that the design of the aircraft is too outdated to compete with fighters such as the Su-57 and J-20. In addition, the restoration of production lines will cost too much to the Pentagon budget.

A special report to Congress indicates that restarting the F-22 production program will take at least five years, and about $ 194-40 billion will be needed to purchase the necessary 42 aircraft. The total price of the restoration program is estimated at more than $ 50 billion.

The more money it takes to resume production of the F-22, the less money will go to other weapons programs. In addition, due to the high cost of the aircraft, the export capabilities of this aircraft will be limited. equipment. US partners are likely to refuse to buy an expensive military aircraft, even if Congress lifts the ban on selling this fighter abroad.

The US Air Force, according to the authors of the special report, can no longer afford to develop new aircraft in the same way as it did with the F-22 and F-35, since in this case they will give way to a qualitative superiority to Russia and China. In rapidly changing conditions, breakthrough technological solutions and approaches are needed.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 May 2020 15: 16
    The National Interest Pushkova is our man !!!
    To cope with the 7th and not received by the Su-57, 160 available F-22 is definitely not enough.
    Experts rule!
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 1 May 2020 18: 08
      They and the MiG-29, as an object defense aircraft, will do it. After all, until the "invisible" turns on the locator, he is blind.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 May 2020 18: 47
        In close combat - probably yes.
        As for the rest ..... Our military experts are forced to come up with at random - "how could we use the Su-57, if we had them .....". And they don't need to invent, everything is worked out ...
  2. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 1 May 2020 21: 34
    ... to compete with fighters like the Su-57.

    - There is logic, how can one compete with an airplane that does not exist.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 2 May 2020 10: 15
    A couple of years ago, the same thing about Caliber ached. laughing Say, so what, that it is better than the Tomahawk, but we have ten of them, and they have 100500 million. fellow
  4. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 3 May 2020 11: 07
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    The National Interest Pushkova is our man !!!
    To cope with the 7th and not received by the Su-57, 160 available F-22 is definitely not enough.
    Experts rule!

    Only those who did not graduate from the first grade of high school believe that knightly fights, with an honest warning of an imminent blow, have not remained in the past. Nobody will put up three of their own against a hundred strangers. Now worries about the destruction of everyone at the airfields will prevail, BEFORE ..... For some reason, all the "invisible" disappeared from the territory of Turkey, as soon as the S-300 and S-400 appeared there on the territory of Syria. Apparently, they suddenly became superfluous. Experts, unlike you, understand what they write about.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 12 May 2020 05: 08
    The weakest point is that on the 22nd, on the 35th (just do not laugh) in their electronic filling, without which they simply do not fly. Any jamb in the program code, and these super planes with an iron go to the ground. They do not write about this, because there is a direct ban, for violation of which they will simply be put in prison in the USA. In a light case. Usually a person simply disappears for a while, and returns already completely different. Their invisibility is very relative, only for old-style air-to-air missile-assisted missile systems.