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Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing 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 final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

Role: Stealth air superiority fighter

National origin: United States

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Top speed: 1,498 mph (2,410 km/h)

Wingspan: 45’ (14 m)

Length: 62’ (19 m)

Engine type: Pratt & Whitney F119

First flight: 7 September 1997

Introduction: 15 December 2005

Status: In service

Primary user: United States Air Force

Produced: F-22: 1996–2011

Number built: 195 (eight test and 187 operational)

Unit cost: US$150 million (flyaway cost for FY2009)

Developed from: Lockheed YF-22

Developed into: Lockheed Martin X-44 MANTA, Lockheed Martin FB-22

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