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Force multipliers like awacs allowed the allies to chose where and when to fight. While the enemies were mostly ignorant about the locations of enemies.
Originally posted by grunt2
Zaphod58, man thats the whole point, you say that, thanks!!!, btw the indians also didnt use awacs
[edit on 31-8-2005 by grunt2]
Originally posted by American Mad Man
Cope India was a joke and proves nothing,
Originally posted by esdad71
ONe question, does anyone know who makes the paint that is applied that gives it the stealth capabilities.
The F-22's radar signature is estimated at 1000 times smaller than the F-15s.
LOCKHEED MARTIN F/A-22 RAPTOR ENTERS FOLLOW-ON TEST AND EVALUATION, ACHIEVES ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARD OPERATIONAL FIELDING
MARIETTA, Ga. , August 29, 2005 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F/A-22 Raptor team marked another milestone today toward operational fielding of the F/A-22 when the U.S. Air Force officially began Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada.
For the next several weeks, seven Raptors will fly in a series of event-based operational battlespace scenarios. This phase of testing will further demonstrate the overwhelmingly effective performance of the aircraft, and its suitability and readiness for Initial Operational Capability later this year.
“We at Lockheed Martin, along with our partners Boeing and Pratt & Whitney, and thousands of men and women at nearly 1,000 subcontractors in 42 states, who build the F/A-22 Raptor, are honored to be part of this proud moment for the team and for the U.S. Air Force. FOT&E will build on the success achieved in Initial Operational Test and Evaluation late last year in which the Raptor was declared ‘overwhelmingly effective,’ an unparalleled score for a new weapons system. The contractor team is committed to supporting the Air Force during FOT&E as it continues to expand the Raptor’s capability and improved suitability,” said Larry Lawson, executive vice president and general manager, F/A-22 program for Lockheed Martin.
I still say they still shoulda used the YF23......and it looked nice