Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Showcases Aerodynamics At Farnborough
FARNBOROUGH, England.- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter showcased its unique capability performing unequaled aerodynamic maneuvers during the opening day at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show.
“U.S. Air Force leaders continue to talk about the commanding presence the F-22 has in force-on-force exercises and how it makes everyone in the battlespace better,” said Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice president and F-22 program general manager.
"The Raptor’s ability to fly higher and faster, to out turn or accelerate, combined with a quantum leap in situational awareness and stealth properties, make for difficult engagements for any adversary in the air or on the ground that may attempt to match or compromise the attributes of the aircraft,” Lawson said. The F-22 demonstrated superior performance recently during its second Red Flag and Northern Edge force-on-force exercises.
“The Lockheed Martin team is proud to have provided the Raptor to the U.S. Air Force warfighter and as with everyone, we look forward to the flight demonstration this afternoon,” Lawson said.
The F-22 is produced in partnership with Boeing and Pratt & Whitney with parts and subsystems provided by approximately 1,000 suppliers in 44 U.S. states. Raptors are currently assigned to six bases across the United States.
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