Tag Archives: F-22

Why did the United States stop F-22 production? Could Lockheed Martin Restart the production line?

Lockheed Martin’s F-22 raptor has proven to be a formidable warplane with its unique combination of stealth, speed, maneuverability, altitude and sensors. It’s simply the best air superiority fighter the United States has ever produced. But the U.S. Air Force is facing a real dilemma : not having enough dedicated air superiority fighters while Russia and China beef up their ...

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F-22 Raptor sees combat for the first time in 9 years: Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

F-22 Raptor on Monday saw action for the first time, The US Air Force deployed its F-22 stealth fighter planes in combat for the very first time on September 22nd during airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria. Syria has advance anti-aircraft system, Assad’s regime may even have Russian S-300 missiles in their inventory, along with other sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons. The ...

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Specification & Technical Data

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation super maneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and ...

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Guizhou Soar Eagle

The Guizhou Soar Eagle, popularly known as ‘Soar Dragon’, is a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV). Designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Co-operation and constructed by Guizhou Aircraft Industry, its intended purpose it to serve with the People’s Liberation Army Air force(PLAAF). The Soar Dragon was first displayed to the public as a model during the Zuhai Air Show in 2006. As ...

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Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

First, there were lots of news and rumors that China is probably developing a secret stealth bomber like B-2 Spirit and then came the rumors that China might be into a development of stealth fighters in the class of F-22 Raptor. Later, on December 2010, the world sees the first pictures of what seemed to be a Chinese stealth fighter ...

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F-22 Raptor flown on synthetic biofuel

Just like Toyota is developing technology to face the challenges of finding renewable energy sources with its Prius, the aerospace industry is making its own efforts. These efforts are now no more limited to deliver a greener aviation industry in terms of passenger airliner. On 18th March 2011, an F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise on a 50/50 fuel blend ...

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$730 Million modification for F-22 Raptor sustainment

Lockheed Martin Corp has received a $726.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet. This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was awarded initially in 2008, with an option for 2009 that was exercised. A follow-on modification was issued for 2010. FASTeR is ...

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Chengdu J-20 Chinese Stealth fighter maiden flight [Video and Pictures]

China’s first stealth fighter J-20, has reportedly made its first test flight, according to Chinese Reports. It was reported that China’s Stealth Fighter, J-20 made a 15-minute flight from 12:50 to 13:05 hrs in southwest China’s Chengdu city. China has carried out the test flight of its advanced laser-evading stealth fighter J-20, according to media reports, perfectly timing the event ...

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New Photos and Video of Chengdu J-20 The Chinese Stealth Fighter Released

Aviation buffs are buzzing over blurry photographs that have been surfacing on Chinese military websites showing Beijing’s first stealth fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20 fighter. Chinese aviation fans say they have been snapping pics of the jet during recent taxi tests, with a first flight likely still weeks away.We have also managed to get the first video of this stealthy ...

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Comparing Chengdu J-20 with F-22, F-35 and Su-PAK FA or T-50

We have witnessed a lot about the Chinese Stealth fighter J-20, being developed by the Chinese Aircraft manufacturer Chengdu. The J-20 is a Fifth generation aircraft with stealth capabilities. Only time will tell if the J-20 will match the current stealth aircrafts or will be superior than them. The F-22 Raptor has proven technology and hence it has been speculated ...

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