posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 03:36 PM
It is my understanding from people both Natalie (Intelgurl) and myself know who are associated with the FB-22 initiative that it is no longer being
actively pursued. There are plans that have been drawn up, everyone has seen the CG images, etc. but the actual thrust of the project has hit both
budgeting and post-Rumsfeld, Pentagon policy snags.
In regard to your request for a link to the information I stated - I am having a problem finding General Moseley's actual online comments concerning
the FB-22 and the policy changes that have eliminated it - when I do I will post them.
I have found the following links that help substantiate that the FB-22 is no longer being considered an option:
"...in late January (2007) Air Force officials changed direction and began saying privately that they were putting FB-22 plans on hold."
"Decisions Made - But Perhaps Not Final"
- Washington Watch, Page
"At the behest of Congress, the Air Force considered various long-range strike options and seemed to be promoting a two-seat, enlarged version of
the F-22 fighter, called the FB-22, for this purpose. The FB-22 now seems dead in the water."
"Long-Range Strike: The Future"
- Air Force Magazine, Vol. 89, No. 3
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