Back in April on 2016, congress ordered a formal study on the costs and feasibility of restarting F-22 Raptor production. The order came amid deteriorating relations with a militarily resurgent Russia and decaying technology supremacy over China’s growing military apparatus, and over half a decade after the Raptor line was originally shuttered. The move made big news, and it stood as yet an another indication that what some of us had been saying for years was finally becoming the consensus inside and outside the USAF—that production of the world’s first 5th generation super fighter was terminated far too early.
Unofficial estimates have varied drastically, from relatively affordable to horrendously expensive, on how much it would take to start building F-22s again.
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