F-22: Why and Wherefore?

The ongoing, expanding F-35 fiasco reminds us that then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates forgot the old admonition about “a bird in hand” when he canceled the F-22 Raptor, likely to remain the gold standard for a generation or more. What's more, key U.S. allies Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain and...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.