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Homeland defense missions, organizational issues kneecap F-22’s potential, GAO says

July 27, 2018

From the Air Force Times website

The Air Force’s fleet of F-22 Raptors needs to be reorganized or the service will incur unnecessary risks in future operations, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office — the auditing and investigative arm of Congress.

The Air Force currently fields a small fleet of 186 F-22s, generally regarded as some of the best fighter aircraft in the world.

While the fleet is an integral part of the U.S. military’s ability to defeat high-end adversaries, the Air Force is facing challenges in providing mission-capable F-22s and the pilots necessary to fly them.

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