New F-22 Raptor promo from Lockheed

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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 02:51

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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 03:50

I would like to see the F-22 given a very extensive upgrade and stay around until 2040. Yet, that doesn't appear to be likely....


More likely it will receive modest upgrades and be retired by 2030. :|
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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 12:11

Have to wonder why this video, especially now? To get the most upgrade $ they can??
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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 17:40

Corsair1963 wrote:I would like to see the F-22 given a very extensive upgrade and stay around until 2040. Yet, that doesn't appear to be likely....


More likely it will receive modest upgrades and be retired by 2030. :|

There's no scenario where the F-22 is retired by 2030. What has been said, is that retirement will be event driven (i.e. maturity and availability of NGAD in sufficient numbers), and possibly start as soon as 2030. It's not unlike what the USAF is planning with regard to B-1B/B-2 retirement, after sufficient B-21s have entered the force, and demonstrated the ability to take over.
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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 22:54

wrightwing wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:I would like to see the F-22 given a very extensive upgrade and stay around until 2040. Yet, that doesn't appear to be likely....


More likely it will receive modest upgrades and be retired by 2030. :|

There's no scenario where the F-22 is retired by 2030. What has been said, is that retirement will be event driven (i.e. maturity and availability of NGAD in sufficient numbers), and possibly start as soon as 2030. It's not unlike what the USAF is planning with regard to B-1B/B-2 retirement, after sufficient B-21s have entered the force, and demonstrated the ability to take over.


I concur with wrightwing.

It could be that by 2030 the F-22 will begin its retirement process, of course that all hinges on the NGAD development and maturity. A lot can happy in 9 years. The USAF F-15Cs were supposed to be phased out by the F-22 yet it is still flying today. More than likely I would guesstimate the F-22 will still be flying well into 2030 or even into 2040.
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Unread post28 Jul 2021, 23:51

Just getting to the point that building more F-35's makes more sense than keeping the F-22. Which, can hold the fort until the NGAD arrives...

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