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United States decided to reproduce 12 F-22 fighter
newspaper correspondent/High Heavenly Sword
6 月 17 日 凌晨 2 30 pm, the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee after 16 hours of heated debate, 31 votes to 30 votes with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected the results of fiscal year 2010 defense budget request to stop the F-22 program, decided to reproduce 12 F-22, this will allocate $ 369 million for pre-production work and materials procurement. This change makes the F-22 suddenly become bright prospects up.
Earlier, Air Force and the manufacturers have given up lobbying to produce more F-22, Air Force and Air Force chief of staff and even ministers have written publicly support Gates cut the F-22 decision. Therefore, the fate of the F-22 is a turnaround in the F-22 Congress supporters unremitting effort, which play a key role in the Republican congressman from Utah Rob Bishop, he made it the F -22 project amendment. Robert Bishop since 2002 was overwhelmingly elected four consecutive times Congressman, has been advocating the importance of air superiority, the F-22′s loyal fans. His initial proposal was allocated $ 2.8 billion construction of 12 F-22, but within the House of Representatives that the new fiscal year, not so much funding, so the current compromise is to grant $ 369 million as seed money, the rest of the fiscal 2011 amount to In dial.
Rob Bishop of Utah and claimed the vote was a victory for the Air Force. Robert Bishop in view, F-22 Air Force can have a high-tech advantage of the potential enemy, and can create many jobs. Meifang Zhang Gates insisted that only 187 Air Force F-22 is enough, but Robert Bishop that 204-250 would be appropriate. Therefore, the House Armed Services Committee’s vote came out, the U.S. media that this is the same as Gates’ head with a blow, “reflects the contradiction between Congress and the Pentagon.
addition to the F-22, the Gates of several other military aircraft program has also been rejected, including the end of the production of C-17 strategic transport aircraft, the House and Senate have to purchase an additional eight C-17 funding. Day, the House also “Defense Supplemental Appropriations Act” in the F-22 and then decided to grant $ 45 million, but stressed that “this money not be used to close the F-22 production line, can be used to develop export capacity for the lower versions of the F -22 variant. “because on several occasions recently that Japan remains committed to purchase 40 F-22 fighters, the U.S. Congress to increase the expression of the Japanese F-22 export-oriented purchasing possibilities.