The F-22A Raptor, the Air Force's premier fighter, is scheduled to deploy to the Pacific area of responsibility for the first time this June, officials said Wednesday.
Recent routine testing of production F-22A Raptor fighters has found a manufacturing defect in the titanium used in the forward boom frames which may either shorten the expected 8,000 hour service life or require costly repairs.
An F-22A Raptor touched down at Tyndall April 19 on its final flight. The aircraft will now be the new ground instructional trainer, solely dedicated as the airframe for aircraft maintenance technical school students.
A pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours on April 10th after the canopy failed to open. Several attempts to open the canopy failed, and ultimately the canopy was cut by fire department personnel.
The F-22 Combined Test Force here achieved another first when a Raptor flew with an AIM-120D missile in its weapons bay to test the effect of noise and vibration on the missile on April 14.
US Air Force officials at Holloman Air Force Base recently held a public forum regarding possible changes in the use of the airspace in the area if F-22 Raptor fighter jets are based there as planned.
The days of the F-117 Nighthawk are numbered with retirement looming around the corner for the black jets.
Chief Pentagon weapons buyer Ken Krieg approved a proposal on Thursday to enter into a multi-year contract with Lockheed Martin to purchase F-22 fighter jets. Mr. Krieg's approval allows the U.S. Air Force to request proposals related to the contract.
The U.S. Air Force's newest jet fighter, the F-22A Raptor, visited its first civilian air show this past weekend. Visitors at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, FL were thrilled to see the F-22 both in the air and on the ground.
The excitement was intense Friday as the first of many F-22 Raptors arrived at Hill Air Force base for some minor modifications.
The U.S. Air Force is looking to save money on future F-22A Raptor purchases by going with a three year buy instead of a yearly purchase.
A maintainer's failure to control the nose landing gear pin streamer during removal from an F-22A allowed the pin to be ingested into the right engine Oct. 20, 2005 prior to a mission at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, according to an aircraft accident investigation report released today.
The 94th Fighter Squadron, famous for its historic "Hat in the Ring" insignia and legendary aviator Eddy Rickenbacker, began receiving F-22 Raptors from Lockheed Martin today.
If you're a fan of the F-22 Raptor, we have some good news for you. The F-22 will attend this year's Heritage Flight Conference at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tuscon, AZ in preparation for taking part in Heritage Flight demonstrations during the 2006 airshow season.
The Air Force's preferred alternatives for the third and fourth operational F-22A beddowns are Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and Hickam AFB, Hawaii, said Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, today .