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Is the F-22 being used in the middle east?
Is it being used to strategical bombings? Getting a lot of sorties in everyday?
- JoeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The F-22 is an air superiority fighter, not a bomber. As there is no Air Force to oppose the U.S. over either Iraq or Afghanistan, it would be an expensive waste to deploy it in either theater.
What little need we have for a fighter in that part of the world can be met far more economically with the still superb F-16 and F/A-18.
- NaughtumsLv 71 decade ago
The F-22 doesn't do "strategical" bombings, or any bombings really. They can (barely) but they don't. The F-22 has no mission in the current conflicts in the middle east which is why the Pentagon reduced the number of F-22's it wants. The aircraft is not relevant to the wars we are actually fighting.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
considering F22 does NOT qualify as strategic bomber... NO.
it's a freaking expensive air superiority stealth. there are B2 Spirits to fly strategic bombing missions.
- ǝƃɐʞǝpuɐdLv 51 decade ago
The US isn't invading anyone right now... only occupation. Attack craft are more probable air units being deployed on a regular basis, due to the concern of friendly fire and collateral damage.
- Alloy BoyLv 51 decade ago
No. It's a $60 billion dollar(program costs) air show piece.Source(s): Saw one do a fly by once. At $300 million each, I wouldn't want one shot down either.
- Pilsner ManLv 71 decade ago
There are B52's to do carpet bombing, but we don't win wars that way anymore.
No, there is no use for them to be there.