it will most likely be usd to develop weapons/tatics to counter the F-22 bybd popeye said:Looks like some US "allies" want their cake with ice cream and candles...It's a form of blackmail. They know the DoD is strapped for cash..so..maybe they figure they can squeeze the US for all the cake ice crean, clown ballons etc..
Those folks from Project On Government Oversight(POGO) seem to me to be nothing but alarmist.
One of their concerns is the PRC stealing techno info about the F-22 if it is indeed sold to Japan. say they do steal it. How long would it take for the PRC to duplicate some sort of F-22 clone??? 10-15 years??? By then the US will be using new UAV's. Just my opinion.
the time the RnR it the tech will most likely be obsolete
there are many examples israel stole the MIG-21 thats why it was easily defeated in the 6 day war mig-29 also suffered the same fate