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April 4, 2009

Fate of F-22, 2,000 jobs to be revealed on Monday

Filed under: aerospace,Manufacturing — 7macaw @ 5:31 pm
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The fate of the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, assembled in Cobb County by 2,000 workers, should be revealed Monday when Defense Secretary Robert Gates unveils “a fundamental shift” in U.S. military priorities.

The Pentagon is alerting key members of Congress this weekend about plans to shrink spending on expensive weapons systems, including the technologically superior F-22. Gates, no big fan of the stealth fighter, will lay out 2010 budget priorities at the Monday afternoon Pentagon press conference.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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