An F-22 with F-35 avionics/Radar and IR detection would be the most awesome aircraft ever put on a drawing board.
Nothing could compete for at least 3 decades.
“An F-22 with F-35 avionics/Radar and IR detection”
Not really. The 35 moonpig’s target pod is literally over 10 years behind state of the art. It’s development has been so long that it could not update as technology passed it by.
An F-18 has a far better targeting pod, not even close.
The only thing the 35 has going for it is the ability to network data. That and it is slightly more stealthy than everything else out there. But by no means is it a stealth.
The 22 should be built and the 35 scrapped.