F-22 Milestones, Part 2
11 June 2012
The history of the F-22 program is still being written at the operational and training units, in flight testing of new capabilities, at the support centers, and upgrade and modernization programs that will come in future years.
Last Of The Line: Raptor 4195 Delivered
6 June 2012
A dramatic reveal of the last Raptor concluded the event. The immense metal doors of the B-1 building were raised to make public the sleek jet that had rolled off the F-22 assembly line at the opposite end of the building in December 2011.
F-22 Milestones - Part 1
28 February 2012
This first half of a two-part F-22 chronology covers the program from early studies to the first flight of the first production Raptor in 1997.
8 November 2010
Given the vital role the F-22 performs in projecting air power and considering that the US Air Force will have 187 aircraft by the time production winds down in early 2012, maintaining the fleet and keeping Raptors flying are the new imperatives.
Where The Raptor Starts Its Day
3 March 2010
"Where America Starts Its Day." This slogan, appearing on T-shirts sold in tourist shops all over Guam, highlights the island’s distinction as the westernmost US territory and, hence, where day first breaks on America.
15 June 2007
F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing set new firsts in February as pilots and personnel took the US Air Force’s fifth-generation fighter from Langley AFB in Virginia to Kadena AB, Japan, and to Nellis AFB, Nevada.
F-22 Design Evolution, Part II
15 October 1998
The dem/val award was announced on a Friday afternoon. The next Monday morning, representatives from Lockheed, Boeing, and General Dynamics met for the first time as a team at Lockheed facilities in Burbank, California.
F-22 Design Evolution, Part I
15 May 1998
The official beginning of the ATF program usually traces to 1981 when USAF Aeronautical Systems Division, or ASD, released a request for information for concepts for an advanced tactical fighter.