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elp wrote:O.T. I am waiting for Mitsubishi or Kawasaki to ask for lincense build stuff in the next 10 years to do an F/A-22J a la the way the F-15J was done. No one can bleed tech industry advantages to foreign sales better than our industries.
That may have been true for the F-15J without all the LO stuff, but do ya really think the DoD would risk sending Raptor tech overseas? Even to allies? IMHO, with the amount of moolah dumped into the Raptor it could be considered a "national asset", and those usually stay in-country.
Just me speculatin'