Friday, June 10, 2011

F-22A Raptor Aircraft Fighter In Target War

F-22A Raptor Target Mission


The F-22A Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22A is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force. It is designed to project air dominance rapidly at great distances and to defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation’s Joint Forces.

F-22A Raptor


63,634 lb.
Primary Air Superiority Mission: 260 Nautical Miles (NM)
subsonic + 100 NM supersonic radius; Secondary Subsonic
Long Range Air Superiority Mission: 570 NM radius
One M61A2 20-millimeter cannon; Payload: 480 20mm
rounds for the gun; side weapon bays can carry two AIM-9
infrared (heat seeking) air-to-air missiles; main weapon
bays can carry (air-to-air loadout) six AIM-120 radar-guided
air-to-air missiles or (air-to-ground loadout) two 1,000-lb
GBU-32 JDAMs and two AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air
Length: 62 ft., 1 in. (18.9 m); Height: 16 ft., 8 in. (5.1 m);
Wingspan: 44 ft., 6 in. (13.6 m)
Service Ceiling Above 60,000 ft. (approximately 18 km)
Speed Mach 2 class

Acquisition status

Program Status
Full Rate Production, 24 in production to be delivered to
Langley through 2006; last delivery in 2011; projected
inventory - 183
Unit Assignment
Edwards AFB, CA; Nellis AFB, NV; Tyndall AFB, FL; Langley
AFB, VA; Holloman AFB; Hickam AFB; Future Unit Assignment:
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Current Inventory  
75 Aircraft (as of 17 October 2006); approximately 2 aircraft
per month delivery rate
Future Upgrades
Integration of Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), Enhanced Airto-
Ground Radar, Non-traditional Intelligence, Surveillance,
and Reconnaissance (NTISR) capabilities

F-22 Reptor


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