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F-22 Raptor Could Be On Chopping Block

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F-22 Raptor Could Be On Chopping Block

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F-22 Raptor Could Be On Chopping Block

F-22 Raptor Could Be On Chopping Block

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An F-22 Raptor flies in an undated image. The first Raptor joined the 27th Fighter Squadron Oct. 27, 2004. Lockheed Martin/Getty Images hide caption

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An F-22 Raptor flies in an undated image. The first Raptor joined the 27th Fighter Squadron Oct. 27, 2004.

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The F-22 Raptor is the most expensive fighter jet ever built. It was designed to fight advanced Soviet planes, but President Obama has said he wants to cut "cold war weapons systems." Cutting the F-22 would save lots of money, but it would cost thousands of jobs. The Air Force is expected to ask the White House to sign off on 60 more planes over the next three years.