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F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also with ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

USAF officials consider the F-22 a critical component of the service's tactical air power. Its combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness enable unprecedented air combat capabilities and originally planned to buy a total of 750 aircrafts, but in 2009, the program was cut to 187 operational production aircraft due to high costs, a lack of clear air-to-air missions due to delays in Russian and Chinese fighter programs, a ban on exports, and development of the more versatile F-35. The last F-22 was delivered in 2012.
Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, the first of 48 new F/A-22 Raptor`s assigned to Tyndall`s 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for generations to come
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Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor"

Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor"

A Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor" from the 95th Fighter Squadron, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 29, 2018.

Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor"

Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor"

Maj. Paul Lopez, Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor" Demonstration Team commander/pilot, opens the weapons door-bay during a practice performance at Langley Air Force Base, Va., August 1, 2018. The Lockheed Martin F-... more

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" Demonstrate Combat Agility

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" De...

A Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor" from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, flies behind a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron McDonnell Douglas KC-10 "Extender" over Southwest Asia... more

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" Demonstrate Combat Agility

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" De...

Lining up for refueling, a Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor" from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, flies behind a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron McDonnell Douglas KC-10 "Exte... more

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" Demonstrate Combat Agility

94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" De...

Maintainers from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing catch Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor's" at a forward deployed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The maintainers left Al Dhafra Air Base on the McDonnel... more

Lockheed Martin F-35B "Lightning II"

Lockheed Martin F-35B "Lightning II"

GULF OF ADEN - U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), guide ordnance toward an Lockheed Martin F-35B "Lightning II" aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ... more

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-22 Raptors

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-22 Raptors

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-22 Raptors

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-22 Raptors

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics YF-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics YF-22 Raptor

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics YF-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics YF-22 Raptor

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1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, British Royal Air Force Typhoon, and French air force Rafale fly in formation as part of a Trilateral Exercise held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Dec. 7, 2015. The exercise simul... more

1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon, British Royal Air Force Typhoon, French air force Rafale and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation as part of a Trilateral Exercise held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Dec. 7... more

1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

1st Fighter Wing hosts coalition aerial exercise

A T-38 Talon approaches the Atlantic Ocean after departing from Langley Air Force Base, Va., Dec. 7, 2015. As part of the Trilateral Exercise, the Talon’s will be acting as adversary aircraft.

Avalon Air Show 2017 - F-22

Avalon Air Show 2017 - F-22

F-22 Raptor took to the skies at Avalon Airshow 2017.

F-22 Raptors, Hawaii

F-22 Raptors, Hawaii

F-22 Raptors at Hickam AFB, Hawaii - Cyber security is strongest when engineered into our systems versus designing cyber security protections later. That is why we design all aircraft, and their supporting syst... more

Andrews Air Show Day 3

Andrews Air Show Day 3

F-22 Raptor at Andrews Air Show - A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor was on of the many impressive performances at the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Airshow, Sept. 16-17, 2017.

Lockheed Martin MQ-25 refuels a  Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin MQ-25 refuels a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® purpose-built MQ-25 unmanned tanker concept is designed to deliver robust refueling capability to support our combat strike fighters and extend the range of our aircraft carrier... more