F-22 Raptor

US Navy Operations Specialist tells why an F/A-18 fighting against an F-22/F-35 is like a shooter hunting a sniper wearing a ghillie suit

US Navy Operations Specialist tells why an F/A-18 fighting against an F-22/F-35 is like a shooter hunting a sniper wearing a ghillie suit

The Super Hornet The Super Hornet is the second major model upgrade since the inception of the F/A-18 aircraft program… Read More

1 week ago

F-22 Raptor retirement in 2030 not likely as USAF plans to spend $7.8 Billion through fiscal year 2029

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

2 months ago

USAF F-16 Pilot explains why in a War against Russia or China he would Rather Fly the F-35 in combat than the F-22

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 Raptor is combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents… Read More

3 months ago

The F-22 Uses Rectangular Exhaust Nozzles (and F-35, Su-57 and Chinese Stealth Fighters don’t), here’s why

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 Raptor is combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents… Read More

3 months ago

The right airplane at the wrong time: Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why US continues to upgrade and produce F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 but not the F-22

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

4 months ago

Navy Pilot who took part in F-22, F-35 development tells why most of new US fighter jets have the control stick on the right instead of the middle

Control stick moved along the right side of the cockpit The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft.… Read More

5 months ago

Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why it’s time for the F-22 to be programmed for end-of-life, and replacement by the NGAD

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

6 months ago

Secret X-Plane Program Paved the Way for NGAD, Air Force Secretary reveals

Secret, multi-agency X-plane paved the way for NGAD program Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall revealed at the POLITICO Defense Summit… Read More

6 months ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why the F-35’s F135 engine is better than F-22’s F119 (but not in every way)

The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine (that powers all three variants of the F-35… Read More

6 months ago

High Operating Costs, Low Production Run, Export ban: all the Shortfalls that Killed the F-22 Raptor Program

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 fifth-generation fighter's characteristics provide a synergistic effect ensuring Raptor lethality against all advanced air threats.… Read More

7 months ago

‘The F-22 Raptor is the only jet that manufacturers teams watch fly at air shows,’ Lockheed Martin Flightline Quality Assurance Manager says

The F-22 Raptor at air shows The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers at air shows across the… Read More

7 months ago

Insane video features the best F-22 Raptor demo you’ve ever seen

The best F-22 Raptor demo Brought to our attention by John Jones, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, and… Read More

7 months ago

1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors emerged as the big winners from William Tell Air-to-Air Competition, capturing four trophies

William Tell 2023 The Air Force wrapped up its first William Tell Air-to-Air Competition in 19 years on Sep. 15,… Read More

8 months ago

Here’s why this F-22A Raptor fired an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile while inverted

The F-22 Raptor In the mid-1990s, Lockheed Martin teamed with Boeing to develop and build the F-22 Raptor, an extremely… Read More

8 months ago

Lightning has struck! First three F-35A Joint Strike Fighters Touch Down at Tyndall AFB

First three F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Tyndall AFB As the US Air Force (USAF) continues to evolve by modernizing… Read More

10 months ago