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Initial Operating Capability for Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

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posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 11:14 AM
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MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin's F-22A Raptor, the world's only 5th generation fighter aircraft, surpassed a monumental milestone today when the United States Air Force declared that the Raptor has reached initial operational capability.


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Impressive. Most impressive.




posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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Yes, Impressive Green One. I actually was fortunate enough to receive the classified briefing on combat capabilities, tour maintenance facilities, and get a cockpit tour during a visit Tyndall AFB some moons ago. I think the supercruise and the new-age tailcone design are a couple of the more relevant features. Of course the avionics suite is what really makes it formidable, but I wouldn't want to go into specifics on that. Good to see it's operational now...

BTW, please let Axl out of the basement, the cold November Rain is over...



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