posted on May, 4 2014 @ 05:23 AM
Ask yourself this: If you had an aircraft that had a signature that was studied to the Nth by your projects team (both airborne and ground testing),
would you want to save a few test articles for further usage testing out the F-35 skin and / or other advances? (F-22 is to be re-skinned in the
future with the F-35 skins as they are far more durable than that of the older F-22 type).
Along side this, once the airframe has been razzle dazzled all shiny new, would you then want to throw it into the mix for a few threat simulations?
yep, sure would. F-22 isn't going to be fighting non-VLO targets forever, and since the F-35 isn't available, some thing has to give their pilots a