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Senate Ends Production of F-22 and Instead Goes With F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

The US Senate made a wise decision today in ending production of the F-22 Fighter after President Obama questioned the economics of any decision to procede forward with new production of the F-22. The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. Instead they will go with the F-35 Strike Fighter.


"The U.S. Senate voted to end production of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-22 fighter jets at the 187 now on order after President Barack Obama threatened to veto any measure containing money to build more.

Senators voted 58-40 for an amendment striking $1.75 billion for seven more F-22s from a defense spending measure. The amendment was sponsored by Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and John McCain of Arizona, the panel’s ranking Republican." ~ Via Bloomberg

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