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Originally posted by Harlequin
that and they won`t buy foreign for a front line aircraft ever - they were offere the torndao as a strike package and instead developed the nearly as good but not quite F-15E
Originally posted by RichardPrice
The DoD has several times put a foreign aircraft on the front line - with the proviso that the production is within the US.
The two most notable examples include the B-57 Canberra and the AV-8 Harrier.
Originally posted by FredT
The AESA equipped F-15 that will be comming in line will serve nicely for some time.
Originally posted by kilcoo316
They should just build more F-22s.
Right now, the fly-away cost of an F-22 is less than that of a F-35 (because R&D costs have been paid).
They should never have built the JSF. F-16XLs would have been more than adequate to do the job and would have been cheaper.
The Navy would have required a new machine, but thats only because they've screwed up every procurement they've made in the last 20 years. Better to stop and fix the problem properly than fudge it (again).