Why was the F-22 discontinued?

F-22 stealth fighter
F-22 stealth fighter

Militarymedia.net - An F-22 stealth fighter belonging to the United States crashed during a "routine flight exercise" in Florida on Friday, May 15, 2020. The US Air Force said the pilot successfully ejected from the plane and had been taken to hospital for "observation and evaluation. " Furthermore.

"He is in stable condition," said an official statement from the US Air Force.

The incident took place in a training area approximately 20 kilometers from Eglin Air Base. The US Air Force said there were no casualties or property damage in the accident.

Currently the US Air Force is still investigating the incident, regarding whether it occurred due to human error or technical malfunction.

The F-22 aircraft is considered to be one of the most advanced stealth fighter jets in the world. According to US Air Force data, Uncle Sam's country military only has about 183 F-22s.

One F-22 unit is worth around USD143 million (IDR 2.1 trillion). Production of the F-22 was stopped in 2011 because the US Department of Defense or the Pentagon wanted to focus on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Due to the limited number of F-22s in the US Air Force, the incident in Florida would have a significant impact.

Several F-22s stationed at Tyndall Air Base in Florida were damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. Since then, many F-22 jets have been transferred from Tyndall to Eglin.

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