Inouye puts $290M price tag on F-22s for Japan

06/26/2009 | AviationWeek.com

The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman has written to the Japanese ambassador in Washington, suggesting that Japan might expect to pay $290 million each for 40 F-22 Raptors. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, sketched out a theoretical time frame for the deal, with major development lasting "approximately four years, followed by ground and flight testing," and deliveries beginning in 2017. Along with Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., Inouye has championed F-22 exports to Japan, which has long desired the high-tech fighter.

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