Saturday, November 17, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Has Only 182 F-22s

F-22 Raptors fly above Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Another Day, Another $678 Million Stealth Jet Wrecked -- Danger Room

The Air Force admitted losing two of its 184 — make that 182 — top-of-the-line F-22 Raptor stealth fighters on Thursday. It was one of the worst days yet in what’s turning out to be a bad year for the pricey, radar-evading jet built by Lockheed Martin.

At 3:30 local time on Thursday an F-22, apparently belonging to the 325th Wing, a training unit based at Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle, plunged into the ground in a wooded area inside the base perimeter near Highway 98, sparking a small fire.

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Update #1: Air Force Says O2 Problem Didn't Cause F-22 Crash -- Military Times
Update #2: $678M Air Force Jet Crashes in Florida -- USA Today

My Comment:
These loses are starting to add up.

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