More food for thought to make F-35 opponents reconsider:
How the improved F-22 trains for future wars (with F-35s)
Oriana Pawlyk, Air Force Times 11:56 a.m. EST March 12, 2016
Anhalt said that for F-22 and F-35 units near one another, for example, Tyndall Air Force Base, and Eglin Air Force Base, both in Florida, could fly "pretty regularly" with one another. Eglin hosts its main training schoolhouse for the F-35, which has been training pilots for the last four years.
The goal for the Air Force is to declare the F-35's initial operational capability between August and December 2016. Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; and Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; are poised to receive the first F-35s in fiscal 2017.
F-35 pilot Lt. Col. Christine Mau describes killing ground and air adversaries from afar.
Stealth technology makes the F-22 a revolutionary leap in aircraft capability for the U.S., which the F-35 also has, Anhalt said.
“If you don’t have [stealth], you’re not going to be in the fight,” he said, citing how U.S. adversaries might view the F-22 as opposed to other fighters like the F-15.