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? asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 decade ago

Is the F-22 being used in the middle east?

Is it being used to strategical bombings? Getting a lot of sorties in everyday?

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    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.

  • 1 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 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.

  • 1 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.

  • 1 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.
  • 1 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.

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