air force (USAF), the United States is considering the possibility of changing the status of the old models generation fighters F-22 Raptor, which is currently used for pilot training, with training for combat operations, reports Breaking Defense.
the Publication notes that by this decision the U.S. military came, in particular, due to the shortage of engines for the F-22 Raptor, the production of which was stopped a few years ago.
In may, the F-22 Raptor crashed in Florida near Eglin air base, the U.S. air force.
In March, the American military-industrial company Lockheed Martin has delivered the five hundredth serial fighter of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II.
In 1996-2011 years, Lockheed Martin has produced 187 production F-22 Raptor.