• US commanders say 5th-gen fighters will be 'critical' in a war. Here's how F-35s and F-22s stack up to Russia's and China's best jets

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Two US Air Force F-22s, top, and two F-35s.
    The US's newest fifth-generation fighter, the F-35, is again under fire from Congress.
    Despite lawmakers' displeasure with it, US military commanders say the jet is indispensable.
    The commanders all see Russia's and China's fifth-generation fighters as major concerns.
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    The F-35's cost and procurement issues have once again put the advanced fighter jet in Congress' sights. At a House Armed Services Committee hearing in April, Reps. John Garamendi and Donald Norcross - chairmen of the tactical air...
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