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Plan lays out aircraft acquisition through 2040
[...] F-22 Raptor: The service will spend $1.9 billion to upgrade its 180 fighter jets with improved communications and avionics gear. Retirement of the Raptors could begin in 2025.
Source: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/ ... n_030610w/
According to this the F-22 fleet will start to retire in 2025.
WTF... I thought they would stay in service until 2040?