Friday, July 31, 2009

What The Raptor Cancellation Means For The Navy

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jets fly over Kadena U.S. Air Force base on Okinawa May 30, 2009. (Reuters)

From New Wars:

With what some may consider the “premature” ending of the F-22 Raptor fighter (after 30 years in development!), formerly known as the advanced tactical fighter or ATF Program, there are bound to be repercussions affecting the other military services. While the Army seems well on its way to a leaner mean force, after one expensive programs cancellation after another (Crusader artillery system, Comanche stealth chopper,Future Combat System), the Navy with having less to do than all the services in this War on Terror, having lost only a giant destroyer program, might now bear greater scrutiny from budget cutters.

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My Comment: If the Air Force could lose their signature programs .... the Navy could then lose theirs. With the budget slashers looking at the U.S. military budget for cutting, the Navy must know that their signature programs are now on the block.

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