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Support For More F-22s Soars in Congress

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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Support For More F-22s Soars in Congress

Even before President-elect Barack Obama to takes office Jan. 20, U.S. lawmakers are making a push in letters addressed to him to secure the future of the stealthy F-22 production line in Marietta, Ga.

Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent a letter to Obama Jan. 16 requesting funding for production for the twin-engine fighter. Citing a flyaway cost reduction of 35 percent, the senators also say the end of the fighter’s production could further drain the U.S. economy in the midst of a recession. A decision is needed by early March to avoid gaps in the production line.

Aviationweek


Sounds good; and not as much more expensive than the F-35 either. If they decide to procure more F-22's could this mean the price will go down to the point where the F-22 is cheaper than the Eurofighter?



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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Flyaway cost is now estimated at about $153 million



well the last quoted price for the F-35 was $70 million - although most countries don`t believe this.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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I'd expect the F-35 to be between 80 and 90 million dollars in 2014 dollars, as reflected by Gen Davis and the USAF BUDGET notes. Keep in mind, however, the 153 million dollars is currently, and after the 35% drop it should be about 100 million, 2009 dollars I presume.

[edit on 21/1/2009 by C0bzz]



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