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  • Not at this time.
  • The F/A-22 has an arrestor hook but not for carrier use; it is a system used universally but almost all USAF jet aircraft to prevent runway overruns in emergencies.. BUT it cannot land on aircraft carriers as it would take more than a tailhook. It would require a launch-bar; a device on the nose-gear of the aircraft that slips into a slot in the catapult shuttle. It would also need much beefier landing gear and a general beefing up of the entire airframe to take the pounding of those famous Navy "no-flair" landings. The F/A-35 Lightning (Joint Strike Fighter) will serve alongside the F/A-18E/F SuperHornet well into the 21st Century.

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