F-22 Raptor Military Jet Plane

The Definition of Air Dominance

The Collier Award-winning F-22 Raptor first took flight on Sept. 7, 1997 in Marietta, Georgia, after six years of development. It has delivered on its promise to provide unprecedented air dominance. Today, the Raptor continues to provide our nation and allies air superiority and is a pathfinder to next-generation technologies.

Flying the F-22 Raptor

What's it like flying an F-22? Hear from Capt. Samuel "RaZZ" Larson, F-22 Demo Team Pilot & Commander, about the unmatched capabilities of The Raptor. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world.

 

 

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Interconnected Air Power of the Future Battlespace

Lockheed Martin is focused on the F-22’s connectivity with other platforms in support of the Air Force’s Joint All-Domain Operations strategy. When it comes to open systems architecture and digital engineering, there is no better example than the F-22 Raptor. 

 

 

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Mission-Ready Sustainment

Lockheed Martin is committed to providing higher readiness rates, faster response and lower life-cycle cost to our U.S. Air Force customer. Through Follow-on Agile Sustainment, a comprehensive weapons management program and an award-winning performance-based logistics (PBL) contract, we provide a highly integrated F-22 support system.

The key to F-22 sustainment is integration. Our strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force helps to merge highly complex sustainment activities into one unified operation. This integration allows for greater efficiency, lower cost, and enhanced responsiveness to the needs of the operators and maintainers in the field.

Sustainment work for the F-22 includes:

  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Program (RAMP): In the RAMP, our team inspects data from the field of operations and engineering solutions to increase aircraft availability for combat.
  • Modernization Line: The Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base houses the only current F-22 Modernization Line, integrating the latest system capabilities to enhance the Raptor’s asymmetric advantage over adversaries. 
  • Stealth Coating Repair: About 50% of maintenance performed on the F-22 is related to repairing the low observable stealth coatings that are damaged when the aircraft is opened up for routine maintenance.
  • Engine Maintenance: The Pratt & Whitney F119 engines are designed to allow standard flight line maintenance using just six common tools available at commercial hardware stores.
  • Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS): IMIS enables maintainers to plug their laptop into the jet, log completed maintenance, and plug their computer back into the system to update a global database instantaneously, ensuring proper and complete maintenance records are kept no matter where the F-22 is deployed to on the globe.

Aircraft Specifications

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Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ft / 18.90 m

Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16.67 ft / 5.08 m

Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.5 ft / 13.56 m

Wing Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 840 ft2 / 78.04 m2

Horizontal Tail Span. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ft / 8.84 m

Engine Thrust Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000 lb / 15,876 kg

 

 

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