Holloman AFB maintainers launched their F-22 Raptors into the near-cloudless skies over southern Nevada Feb. 22 kicking off Red Flag10-3, an advanced aerial combat exercise where air crews from the U.S. and other allied nations train in realistic aerial war scenarios.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 12, celebrating the opening of the completely renovated engine shop which includes more than 30,000 square feet of space and major upgrades.
The Air Force is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on two fighter jets that probably will never be used to support troops on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The 8th Fighter Squadron received their first of 20 F-22 Raptors on the afternoon of December 21.
After completing another first for the F-22A Raptor, 27th Fighter Squadron pilots and aircraft returned from 40-day deployment to South-West Asia December 16.
EMS Technologies, Inc. announced today that its Defense & Space (D&S) Division has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to start development of an electronically-steered, switched-beam antenna for the F-22 Multi-function Advanced Data Link (MADL) system upgrade.
Air Force Materiel Command officials released an accident investigation report that determined that human factors associated with high gravitational forces caused the March 25 crash of an F-22 test aircraft 35 miles outside of Edwards AFB.
Holloman Air Force Base deployed six F-22A Raptors to their second Red Flag on July 18 for a two week exercise at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
Two F-22 Raptors from the 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron returned to Anderson AFB on July 15 from Japan following training with F-15 Eagles at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
The Senate voted 58-40 to strip $1.75 billion in funding for seven new F-22 fighter jets next year, the latest victory for the Obama administration’s fight to curb military spending.
As part of a new cooperative agreement, air turbines and more than 30 other components from the F-22 Raptor now undergo maintenance at Tinker AFB.
Below is the Air Force Association response to a recent Washington Post article that was highly critical of the F-22 program.
Is it fair to criticize high dollar weapons systems? Yes, if you can tell the story correctly. In the case of the F-22, some news sources have to resort to yellow journalism
in order to sell headlines.
The Air National Guard is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the battle over whether to terminate or keep building the 5th generation F-22 fighter.
The debate over the F-22 has shown that some have no limit to the amount of ignorance they can acquire. Since there are a large amount of people that can’t explain why they want to cancel it or keep it going, finding true clarity is a challenge.