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Mitt Romney Wants To Buy More Problem Ridden F-22 Raptors – Business Insider

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Despite the fact the F-22 Raptor has been grounded, never seen combat in seven years, caused multiple health problems including one death, and is outperformed by cheaper foreign jets in dogfights — Mitt Romney thinks the US needs more of them.

Michael Hoffman at DoD Buzz reports Romney wants more of the beleaguered fighters as part of his plan to reverse defense cuts planned by the Obama administration.

The GOP candidate went on to tell a Virginia Beach television station, he wouldn’t include the military in spending cuts at all:

“Rather than completing nine ships per year, I’d move that up to 15. I’d also add F-22s to our Air Force fleet. And I’d add about 100,000 active duty personnel to our military team,” Romney said. “I think the idea of shrinking our military to try and get closer to balancing our budget is the wrong place to look.”

Because of the massive problems faced by the F-22, production was halted by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in 2009. Reopening production would cost almost $1 billion alone:

via Mitt Romney Wants To Buy More Problem Ridden F-22 Raptors – Business Insider.

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