General Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, says Congress’s idea to restart the F-22 program is “not a crazy idea.” That’s the first time anyone in the Pentagon has said anything favorable about reviving the F-22. Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, reports on exactly what it would take to restart the program. He reviewed his analysis on National Defense Week.
Photo: F-22 Raptors sit on the flight line at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii Feb. 12, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo.