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F-22 Raptor
« on: September 24, 2016, 05:51:30 PM »
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 01:08:31 PM »
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Modernizing To Deter and Defeat Emerging Threats
The F-22 is the world’s most dominant fighter, but potential adversaries continue to develop capabilities intended to challenge the ability of U.S. and allied air forces to gain and maintain air superiority. With that in mind, Lockheed Martin is dedicated to working with the U.S. Air Force on a robust F-22 combat enhancement program to bolster the Raptor’s asymmetric advantage over current and potential adversaries. The capabilities of the F-22 Raptor remain essential to deter and defeat threats and ensure regional and global security well into the future.

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Aircraft Specifications

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ft / 18.90 m
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16.67 ft / 5.08 m
Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.5 ft / 13.56 m
Wing Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 840 ft2 / 78.04 m2
Horizontal Tail Span. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ft / 8.84 m
Engine Thrust Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000 lb / 15,876 kg

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 01:17:58 PM »
F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikes | usa today - September 23, 2014
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An Air Force official confirmed that the Raptor, in its first combat operation, was used over Syria during nighttime operations against the Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups as part of a joint force of U.S. and Arabian Gulf region allies.

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Speaking at a Pentagon press briefing, Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs, confirmed the F-22 was used to strike an IS command-and-control facility on the ground in Raqqah using precision-guided munitions.
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 07:05:26 PM »
From The Aviationist

F-22 Raptor grounded by swarm of almost 20,000 bees - Aug 11 2016


192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine on June 11, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. A local honey bee keeper was called to remove and relocate the bees to a safe place for them to build their hive. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
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192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine on June 11, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Andy Westrich, U.S. Navy retired and local honey bee keeper, was called to remove and relocate the bees to a safe place for them to build their hive. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

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13 F-22 Raptors squeezed into the NASA Langley Research Center hangar for Hurricane protection - Sep 11 2016


The image above was posted by the Commander of the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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32 F-22 Raptors moved to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base to escape Hurricane Matthew - Oct 08 2016


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The stealth multirole jets have arrived at the base south of Columbus, along with 10 – 12 T-38 Talons, on Oct. 5, to escape from Hurricane Matthews.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 09:02:17 PM »
Pratt & Whitney lands a $314mn USAF contract for F-22 F-119-PW-100 engines support | Air Recognition - 28 December 2016
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The F-119 is an afterburning turbofan developed by P&W for the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet. The engine delivers thrust in the 35,000 lbf (160 kN) class.

The F119 engine delivers a strong aircraft maneuverability with its two-dimensional pitch vectoring exhaust nozzle. This convergent/divergent nozzle vectors thrust as much as 20 degrees up or down. Nozzle position management is integrated with the F-22 flight control system and is automatically regulated by the Full-Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), as are hundreds of other engine and aircraft operating parameters.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:57 PM »
USAF F-22 fighter jets land in South Korea for Vigilant Ace joint drills | Air Recognition - 04 December 2017
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Six U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets arrived in South Korea on Saturday for joint air drills between Seoul and Washington slated for next week in a show of force against North Korea. The fighter planes will join the allies' annual airborne exercise named Vigilant Ace to be held from Dec. 4-8, according to the South Korean Air Force.


Two F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct approach training March 24, 2016 (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Justin Connaher)


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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 02:12:16 AM »
F-22 Deemed Too Expensive to Fix for 6 Years Finally Ready to Fly | military.com - 31 Aug 2018
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One of the U.S. Air Force's oldest F-22 Raptors is back out of the hangar and ready to fly again after six years idle in a hangar, according to the service.

The fifth-generation stealth jet, tail number 91-4006, had been shelved in 2012 for "needed costly upgrades," and with sequestration just around the corner, Air Force officials made the decision "to put it into storage," the service said in a recent release.

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The decision to hold off maintenance for years underscores the unwieldy cost of U.S. 5th-generation fighters, even as the military may be considering a successor to the F-22 and F-35. Unit cost for the F-22 was around $150 million in 2009 but some estimates put the per-plane cost at closer to $250 million in current-day dollars.


Lt. Col. Lee Bryant addresses base leadership along with Lockheed Martin and Boeing representatives, to welcome back to life Raptor # 91-4006, which has been on the ground for almost six years. (Courtesy photo by Christopher Higgins/Lockheed Martin)

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 02:00:03 PM »
Two Dozen F-22 Raptors Perform “Elephant Walk” As Part Or Readiness Exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. | The Aviationist - March 27, 2019


F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group participate in a close formation taxi with an E-3 Sentry and a C-17 Globemaster III, known as an Elephant Walk, March 26, 2019, during a Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)



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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 02:31:19 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90643/us-air-force-develops-plan-for-restoring-f-22-low-observability-maintenance-capacity

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US Air Force develops plan for restoring F-22 low observability maintenance capacity
23 August 2019

The former home of the F-22 fleet, Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, was devastated by a hurricane in October 2018. The USAF, in preparation, dispersed F-22s to three different bases: Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. The service lost critical facilities in the hurricane, including the buildings that maintain the LO coatings on the aircraft that help the aircraft evade enemy radar detection.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 12:24:29 AM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/usaf-to-launch-ares-modernisation-plan-for-f-22-fighter

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20 August 2020
USAF to launch ARES modernisation plan for F-22 fighter

The US Air Force (USAF) is to launch its latest modernisation drive for the Lockheed Martin F-22 combat aircraft, dubbed Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES).

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The USAF did not note what specific modernisation plans are to be included in the ARES effort, nor did it say what its value could be.

As noted by Janes World Air Forces , since its introduction into service in 2003 the F-22 has been subject to a rolling upgrade path that has included improved avionics, updated life support systems, and new air-to-air and air‐to‐ground weapons.


The proposed ARES modernisation plan for the F-22 will follow on from the REDI II effort and will potentially run for 10 years. (Janes/Patrick Allen)