The F-22 Rapter program was cut in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget in order to prevent spending 1.75 Billion dollars according to internet sources. The fight continues between those that want to continue producing the advanced F-22 and the those that are in favor producing the new single engine F-35 instead.
The fight isn't just about which aircraft is best suited to be the next fighter for the United States. The fight has deep political roots based on the states in which the fighters are produced.
What do our readers think is more important, military strategy or the impact on the industry from producing the aircraft?