Flight International has reported that the US Air Force has proposed a purchase of perhaps 20 more Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors. This will extend the production line by one year.
Even though it was known years ago that the composition of some mechanical access panels made the F-22 susceptible to corrosion and changes were made to fix the problem, the design flaw reappeared.
Boeing, the U.S.A.F. 82nd Training Wing and industry partners opened a state-of-the-art F-22 maintenance training facility at Sheppard AFB, Texas, on Oct. 19.
The Pratt & Whitney F119 engine, which is the exclusive power source for the USAF F-22 Raptor, exceeded 50,000 production flight hours in October, another major milestone for the engine program.
Members of the 192nd Fighter Wing made their move to Langley official during the 192nd FW's activation ceremony, held at the 27th Fighter Squadron on October 13th.
In a day centered on the unit's fabled heritage, with ties to the Tuskegee Airmen, the Air Force Reserve officially activated the first F-22 Raptor unit, the 477th Fighter Group on Tuesday.
Flight International reported on an incident during one of the flight tests of the latest GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) which nearly resulted in a potential crash of an F-22.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 is "effective, suitable and mission capable" according to the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC).
The F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force conducted the first airborne separation of a small diameter bomb from the internal weapons bay of an F-22 on September 5th.
Maj. John "Snag" Mihaly, one of the F-117A Nighthawk pilots stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, gave a presentation on the coming F-22A Raptor during the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Otero County Wednesday.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $48 million multi-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to produce components of the F-22 Raptor.
Lockheed Martin formally delivered the 100th F-22 Raptor to the US Air Force in a ceremony today. The milestone aircraft (USAF serial 05-4100) will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
Those around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increased number of sorties and a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range recently.
An F-22A Raptor demonstrated its air power during the wrap up Aug. 20 of the 90th Fighter Squadron's 90th anniversary.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and IT company, has received a five-year, $30 million follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin to supply high-speed, fiber-optic network components for the F-22A Raptor program.