Saturday, May 6, 2017

Can America's F-22 Fleet Defeat The Best Fighters From China And Russia?

Dave Majumdar, National Interest: Why America's F-22 Raptor Would Destroy Russia or China's Best Fighters

In many ways, the Raptor is the U.S. Air Force’s insurance policy. While the rest of the Air Force has been preparing for and fighting low-intensity warfare scenarios, as an elite vanguard force, the Raptor fleet has focused almost exclusively on defeating the highest-end threats. “We’ve been focused on the high-end threat all along,” Fesler said. “In fact, the departure from standard for us is the times we go over to OIR [Operation Inherent Resolve—the counter ISIS campaign] and do the close air support type missions over there. Low intensity conflict is not our bread and butter.”

Even since the earliest days when the Raptor entered operational testing 2002, the F-22 has performed incredibly well in simulated combat—amassing lopsided victories in the air. Even when flying against the most challenging simulated threats—advanced Russian fighters such as the Su-35 and S-300V4 and S-400—it is exceedingly rare for an F-22 to be ‘shot down’. “Losses in the F-22 are a rarity regardless of the threat we’re training against,” Fesler said.

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More News On The F-22

Can US Warplanes Evade Russian Air Defenses? We May Soon Find Out in Syria -- Defense One
We Flew Red Air against F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, Rafales and Typhoons in Atlantic Trident ’17. Here’s How It Went. -- The Aviationist
How F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor Pilots Train for War -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest
Flying Against the F-22 and F-35 -- Scout Warrior
F-22 Raptors complete aerial targeting tests as part of major upgrade -- UPI
US F-22, F-35 Stealth Fighters Evade Detection with Device that Makes Them Visible to Russian Radar -- China Topix
Take an inside look at nighttime F-22 Raptor Ops. Plus night air refueling! -- Sofrep
The Air Force Has a Simple Plan to Dominate the Future: Link Stealth F-22s and F-35 -- National Interest
Military Minute: F-22 Raptor Stealth Maintenance -- The Hampton Roads Show


Stephen Davenport said...

Yes, easy.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, I would not expect anything else from you. Did your wife run off with a Russian?

D.Plowman said...

The F-22 is easily my favorite jet. That and the Euro Typhoon Fighter. Being my favorite doesn't mean I'm confident that it can go toe-to-toe with all the other big boy jets from the other countries.

Stephen Davenport said...

F-22 is a fifth generation fighter, neither the Chinese nor the Russians have one yet. Their best fighters are on par with the F-15 and western pilots get more training and have more experience over their Chinese counterparts and to a lesser extent, Russians.

Anonymous said...

Bposter is that you? Stop touching yourself over printouts of Russian soldiers^^

Anonymous said...

I am Swedish moron, to the best of my knowledge B Poster is American and he has not posted anything lately.

Anonymous said...

Russian and Chinese pilots are most certainly freaked out, just the sheer amount of training hours and actual deployments with real world experience should be enough...then u add their OP airframes and they are on another level.

Anonymous said...

With less then 100 planes? I don't think so, not once they start going down.
But the F15E fleet is more than capable of fighting anything far into the future.

fazman said...

F15 will have its work cut out against thrse 4.5 gen fighters.

Jac said...

The sad part is : we stop the manufacturing of the F22 too much early.