Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said during a Pentagon press briefing Dec. 10, 2008, that the Air Force seeks to buy “60 or so more” F-22s than the current 183-aircraft program of record. The Air Force leadership has not publicly revealed a new inventory goal yet and says the issue is still under review. Here, F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va., soar over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Combat Hammer air-to-ground training exercise, August 2008.
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