Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Air Force Base Quietly Grounds F-22 Fighter Missions

Air Force Base Quietly Pauses F-22 Fighter Missions After More Air Problems - ABC News

American pilots at an Alaskan military base have reported a sudden spike of incidents in which they experienced an apparent lack of oxygen while flying the nation's most sophisticated fighter jets -- a mysterious, recurring problem that already caused the $77.4 billion fighter jet fleet to sit idle on the tarmac for months last year.

In at least three incidents in the last two weeks, pilots of the $143 million-a-pop stealth F-22 Raptors at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson reported the "hypoxia-like" symptoms, leading the base to ground their F-22s for a day for "review," Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. Regina Winchester told ABC News.

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More News On the 'Grounding' Of F-22 Operations

Air Force Lt. Gen. at a Loss on Problems With $77 Billion Fighters -- ABC News
The Air Force Still Doesn’t Know What’s Choking Its Stealth Fighter Pilots -- The Danger Room
America's pricey F-22 Raptor fighter jets grounded after pilots report 'lack of oxygen' during flights - Daily Mail
USAF 3-Star: ‘No Smoking Gun’ in F-22 Problems -- Defense News
F-22 Raptor “smoking gun” not found -- DoD Buzz
3-star: ‘No smoking gun’ in F-22 problems -- Air Force Times

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