Recently the U.S. Air Force stated that its future shortfall of fighter aircraft is reduced to about 185 from 800 because the upcoming fifth-generation fighters are superior to the legacy fourth-generation ones. This assumes enough F-35 Joint Strike Fighters can be produced and at reasonable cost. While we have had the luxury of providing the finest fighter aircraft to our forces, we have not had to sacrifice quantity. Coincidentally, because USAF will not have the numbers of F-22 ...
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