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To: Vince Ferrer

From Wiki.

“In 2010, USAF initiated a study to determine the costs of retaining F-22 tooling for a future Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).[68] A RAND Corporation paper from this study estimated that restarting production and building an additional 75 F-22s would cost $17 billion, resulting in $227 million per aircraft, or $54 million higher than the flyaway cost.[69] Lockheed Martin stated that restarting the production line itself would cost about $200 million.[70] Production tooling will be documented in illustrated electronic manuals stored at the Sierra Army Depot.[71] Retained tooling will produce additional components; due to the limited production run there are no reserve aircraft, leading to considerable care during maintenance.[72] Later attempts to retrieve this tooling found that the containers were empty.[73]”

If you believe the report in the last sentence. Likely hidden and secret from certain politicos. You don’t lose the tooling for the F-22 Raptor in a secure location like the Sierra Army Depot.


10 posted on 05/05/2018 3:20:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Like the atomic secrets at Los Alamos, things do find their way to enemies if the bigwigs want them to.


48 posted on 05/05/2018 8:06:44 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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