Roche Says F-22 Is 'Clear' Choice To Replace F-15E, F-117 Fighters

By Adam J. Hebert / July 23, 2002 at 5:00 AM
FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The F-22 Raptor is the logical choice to replace the service's fleets of aging F-117 stealth fighters and F-15E Strike Eagles, Air Force Secretary James Roche said this week. "We see the F-22, as perceived recently, as a clear replacement for all the F-15s -- the 'Cs' as well as the F-15Es -- and for the F-117s," Roche said July 22 at the Farnborough International Air Show. This will be the case even if the idea of...

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