The way Air Force officials and Lockheed Martin executives tell it, 2003 marked a turning point in the development of the F/A-22 Raptor fighter jet.
They solved the computer problems that plagued the plane for years, ironed out some airframe issues and put the jet on track to start arriving at
Langley Air Force Base late this year.
"The program was struggling there for a while," said Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson, the Air Force Flight Test Center commander at Edwards Air Force Base in
California. But he called the recent progress "extraordinarily successful."
Raptor detractors say that news is too good to be true...
An interesting note.... I was quite surprised, to see the Raptor as one of the three stealth planes flying during the Rose Parade.... Seems like it
is well on track to me... As some may recall, I have a rather personal connection to this, as my father works on this plane in GA. Of course, he
doesn't exactly "gab" about it...
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