posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: EartOccupant
When the F-117 rolled out, it was the only stealth aircraft in the world, and the aircraft flying had at least parity, if not the advantage over
missiles. Now, Russia, China, and India are all getting their own stealth fighters, and the advantage has swung to the missile side again, both air
to air and surface to air.
By selling the F-35 to our allies, right off the bat, the playing field is at least leveled. With the F-35, they have an aircraft that has an
advantage over older aircraft they might go up against, as well as against missiles. The advantage hasn't totally swung to the aircraft side again,
but the gap between the two is much smaller than it was.