USAF Targets 33 F-22s For Retirement In 2023

Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force plans to start cutting its Lockheed Martin F-22 fleet quickly, retiring 33 of the least-capable Raptors in fiscal 2023 as it looks to invest more in its next-generation fighter. The service, in its fiscal 2023 budget request unveiled March 28, calls for the retirement of all the...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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