Don’t know what a F22 is? shame on you! <_>. I have been following the Development of the F22 since it started it’s later stages for around five years now. I am also a military buff quietly and in fact I spent three years of high school in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force. Of the little I know about my dad I remember that he was in the army in his younger days and my mom has told me of his travels all over the Caribbean and Europe as an Officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. In fact after being home for half a year after leaving Excelsior Community College I applied and was almost accepted into the British Army, if I had continued with the application I would probably be in the military but hopefully not in Afghanistan right now, all that was left was a bank statement and letter from my guarantor in England (my uncles), a bank statement from them, a medical report and a phone call. Thankfully I got a job and was awakened from my jobless insanity and I have been working at the same place since – The Ministry of Justice, doing a boring law related job, a few promotions later i am not happy but hey it pays the bills. Well anyway back to my beloved F-22.
isn’t she lovely? (yes corny I know)
About the F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a stealth fighter aircraft. It was originally envisioned as an air superiority fighter for use against the Soviet Air Force, but is equipped for ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence roles as well. Faced with a protracted development period, the prototype aircraft was designated YF-22 and, as F/A-22 during the three years before formally entering United States Air Force service in December 2005 as the F-22A. 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. Boeing Integrated Defense Systems provides the wings, aft fuselage and avionics integration…more
F-22s in flight
Oh and by the way….guess which country other than the United States will be receiving Raptors?!?!!? Japan…surprised?