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The F-22 will go away, eventually. But not before the Air Force gets comfortable with its successor

May 15, 2021

From the Defense News website

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

Top Air Force officials are now convinced the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor lacks the magazine depth and range needed to carry it into the next decade as the service’s air superiority fighter of choice.

But the exact timing of its retirement will depend on how quickly the Air Force can put its sixth-generation fighter into production, said Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements.

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This is one of several articles which quickly responded with questions and comments after the topic of retiring F-22s first appeared.

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