Warplanes: F-22s Need A Tune-Up


November 24,2008: The U.S. Air Force wants to upgrade a hundred of its F-22 fighters, at a cost of about $83 million each, to bring these aircraft up to date, and make them more reliable. Currently, the readiness (for action) rate of the F-22 fleet has been 62 percent. It should be over 70 percent, and the (software and hardware) upgrades are supposed to make that happen. There are currently 131 F-22s in service.



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