5th generation fighter planes (F-35 & F-22) video

Posted on May 1, 2011 by Fighter Country

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Political pressure building for C-17’s, the alternative engine for F-35 and the F-22 Raptor

Posted on February 5, 2010 by Fighter Country

The U.S. Senate began debate on the 2011 defense budget Feb. 2 where debate left off on the 2010 budget last fall — on the C-17 cargo plane, the alternate F-35 engine and the F-22. President Obama wants to end C-17 production and cancel the alternate engine, but a lot of senators want to keep the programs alive, just like last year. And Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., wants to resuscitate the F-22 stealth fighter. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates seems determined to force a different outcome this year. “I’m fully aware of political pressure to continue building a C-17 and…

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