Wednesday, November 30, 2011

F-22 News Updates -- November 30, 2011

Photo: Two of the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptors, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., fly above Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. Credit: Associated Press / U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Courtney Witt

F-22 Upgrades in Deficit Crosshairs --

The deficit-reduction stalemate in Washington has put the Pentagon on a collision course with $500 billion in "automatic" budget cuts over the next 10 years.

But even before last week's failure of Congress' "supercommittee" to find an alternative solution, the Defense Department faced potential cuts of as much as $400 billion over 10 years. Any chance that might trigger some "rush orders" to get a jump on the historic budget ax that's likely to fall?

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More News On The F-22

F-22 oxygen report delayed for months -- Flight Global
F-22s Uneasily Fly Again -- Strategy Page
Raptor pilots to conduct nighttime training -- Las Cruces Night Time Training
Friday Evening's Furtive F-22 Fix -- Time
Lockheed clarifies latest F-22 fighter upgrade deal -- Reuters
Air Force issues potential $7.4 billion contract for F-22 upgrade -- L.A. Times
Lockheed Gets Potential $7.4B F-22 Upgrade -- Aviation Week/Reuters
$US7.4b Spent On Upgrading The Never-Used F-22 -- Gizmodo
F-22 Pilot Flies 1,000 Hours --

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