Australia’s Air Defence Future
ADFRAS Submissions, 2006
Peter Inglis’ submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority, 2006
F-22A. This is the aircraft Australia should be acquiring from our ally, the USA.
Japan has already done so!
Selling us the F-22 is the most cost-effective way for Australia to go forward.
Benefits to the USA:
- Have an effective ally down here in the Air Defence regime
- Have commonality in logistics (parts/maintenance etc) for when they deploy here
- Sell us a better jet!
- Restart the F-22 program for their own air defence (it was shelved to make the case for needing the F-35).
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
- Juvenal 1C CE.
Who watches the Watchmen?)