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

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

1 month ago

USAF SNCO explains why if the F-22 production line hadn’t been torn apart years ago, today the Raptor would have about the same cost of the F-15EX Eagle II

‘It may very well be the biggest procurement blunder in the history of the Air Force, the Army Air Force,… Read More

6 months ago

F-22 Raptor pilots test USAF’s Next Generation Helmet

Developmental F-22 Raptor flight tests are underway for the USAF’s new Next Generation Fixed Wing Helmet at Eglin Air Force… Read More

8 months ago

Chinese Surveillance Balloon flying over US Shot Down By F-22 by means of one AIM-9X in the first known air-to-air takedown for a Raptor

The F-22 Raptor fired the AIM-9X Sidewinder from 58,000 feet, hitting the balloon operating at around 60,000 to 65,000 feet.… Read More

10 months ago

USAF plans to divest 33 F-22 Stealth Fighters rejected by HASC that instead wants to Upgrade Oldest Raptors

The USAF’s plans to divest its oldest 33 F-22 Raptor fighters met with a sharp rebuke from the House Armed… Read More

1 year ago

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

'In the same way the F-16 is fundamentally superior to the F-15C, the F-35 is fundamentally superior to the F-22,'… Read More

2 years ago

From High Operating Costs to Low Production Run: all the Shortfalls that Killed the F-22 Raptor Programme

The F-22 Raptor is arguably the most expensive fighter the US Air Force has ever deployed operationally, costing more to… Read More

2 years ago

The F-22 Raptor could get both an IRST Sensor and a Helmet-Mounted Display and Targeting System

The USAF is looking at 14 potential F-22 Raptor upgrades, including integrating the Thales Scorpion helmet-mounted display/weapon cuing system and… Read More

2 years ago

US Naval Aviator explains why an F-22 pilot out of gas, with his ejection seat jammed and its canopy sealed shut could never do an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier

The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Nevertheless, despite its incredible capabilities, the F-22 could… Read More

2 years ago

Overheating in APU exhaust bay causes millions in damage to F-22A Raptor at Nellis

An F-22A Raptor was damaged after experiencing an overheat condition in the auxiliary power unit (APU) exhaust bay on Oct.… Read More

2 years ago

F-22 Raptor Involved in landing incident at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. and the F-22 pilot was taken to Joint Base Langley-Eustis for evaluation and… Read More

4 years ago

Elmendorf F-22A Raptor crash lands at NAS Fallon after alleged left engine flameout

The F-22A pilot did not suffer serious injuries The pictures in this post were taken Apr. 13, 2018 and show… Read More

6 years ago


The F-22A Raptor’s sophisticated aerodynamic design, advanced flight controls and thrust vectoring allows it to outmaneuver any known aircraft The… Read More

6 years ago