U.S. Air Force received the first 144 F-22A Raptor stealth fighter aircraft (Figure)
in the Middle East to participate in exercise F-22A Raptor fighter
According to the U.S. “Air Force Magazine” website December 21, 2009 Lockheed Martin reported on December 14 from the U.S. Air Force delivered the first 144 F-22 “Raptor” stealth fighter, more than 17 days ahead of schedule.
According to Air Force Materiel Command (Air Force Materiel Command) on December 18, public information sources, delivered on December 14 this F-22 aircraft is based on previously signed a cost-saving multi-year contract (multiyear contract) made 8 batches (Lot 8) F-22 aircraft in the first aircraft, the F-22 contract covers the production plan in the last 60 aircraft. In Ohio, Wright – Patterson (Wright-Patterson) Air Force Base F-22A production test squadron (F-22A Production Squadron) Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Strasser expressed, multi-year contract to complete the first batch of aircraft to aircraft for the U.S. Air Force is an important milestone. According to the U.S. military in October this year, signed by the relevant terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin is about to start manufacturing the first 10 batches (Lot 10) of the F-22 aircraft will be scheduled according to the production of 187 F-22 in the last 4 frame. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)
HD Photo: Luo – Ma’s first 144 delivered to the U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor