Hickam AFB close to F-22 Deal

Honolulu Advertiser article

I don't think the F-22 is actually a "stealth fighter" but I may be wrong (not that that EVER happens...) but it looks like Hickam AFB will be getting the new F-22 as it replaces the F-15. Woohoo!

"Basing the F-22s at Hickam is contingent on the successful completion and approval of all environmental studies required under the National Environmental Policy Act," Inouye said in the release." Air Force officials have made it clear to me that they definitely favor Hickam as an operational base for this new generation of high-tech jet fighters.


- hfs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI, the F-22 is more stealthy than the F-117 Nighthawk. How much more stealthy is classified, but the improvements in stealth technology probably make the F-22 substantially more stealthy.

In simulated dog fights, opposing teams of F-15s couldn't even see the F-22 on their powerful radars before 5, 6, or even 8 of them would all get "shot" down by a single F-22!


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