U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters: F-22 Vs. F-35
With Russia and China improving their air defenses at a startling rate, Congress has ordered the U.S. Air Force to consider restarting production of the F-22. The aircraft is considered superior to the F-35 in certain capabilities relevant to the counter-air and destruction of enemy air defenses missions, but it costs twice as much to procure and twice as much to operate. Here are some of the other key differences between America’s two fifth-generation fighters.
Read more about the F-22's and F-35's stealth, sensors, performance and more: Comparing F-22, F-35 Cost And Capability