America still refusing to sell F-22s to Japan

The producers of the F-22 Raptor, America’s newest and most advanced warplane are in trouble. The U.S. airforce has slashed their orders of the plane from 750 to less than 200 and the manufacturers are looking to congress to repeal the ban on selling the jets to external buyers. Japan has always expressed an interest in buying F-22s to replace their now outdated fleet of F-4s bought way back in the 70s but at $130 million a pop Japan might look elsewhere for an upgrade such as Europe’s Eurofighter Typhoon.

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F-22 Raptors

I previously thought that since Japan was such a staunch ally of the US that they would be receiving F-22s with no worries, I don’t think that Japan will never receive any I just think it will just take a little while longer than expected for the bureaucrats in America’s Congress to allow it.

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