RE: The F22's &quote;Not For Sale&quote; sign. I'm curious regarding exactly why the US remains steadfast in it's policy of a &quote;not for sale&quote; stance in relation to the F22. The aircraft's cabilities, whilst



RE: The F22's "e;Not For Sale"e; sign. I'm curious regarding exactly why the US remains steadfast in it's policy of a "e;not for sale"e; stance in relation to the F22. The aircraft's cabilities, whilst considered known ( to a point), is impressive without doubt however given that actual "e;dogfighting"e; in it's true sense is a thing of the past, It would seem to suggest that there is something about the F22 which is driving the "e;No sale"e; position? The old saying "e;Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer"e; is just as applicable today as it was when it was created and whilstthe US is aggressively marketing the F35 and remaining defiant in it's stance on the F22 it leaves a nagging question in my mind as to exactly why? I don't believe that it is an "e;exclusively"e; equipped aspect ofthe US defence policy nor do I believe that it's a production, running or maintenance cost factor, I firmly believe there is something about the F22 which is being kept on an "e;Ultra Top Secret"e; basis and is the reason for the exclusive ownership by the US. Just a footnote to my question, given the US economy at present, I am even more surprised that they haven't relented on the "e;closd Shop"e; policy in relation to the F22? I invite members to comment on this question and in particular to my suspicions?