Why It's Sad That The F-22 Just Fired Its First Guided AIM-9X Sidewinder

34 years ago, the USAF set out to build a fighter that could guarantee American air superiority for decades to come. $75B, 563 less aircraft than planned, and a decade after being declared operational later, the F-22 still doesn’t have what some MiG-21s have, a Helmet Mounted Sight and a missile to go with it.
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These Incredible Photos Of The F-22 Raptor Will Leave You Stunned

Renowned photographer Blair Bunting has taken a turn toward aviation subjects recently, and we are very thankful for him doing so. He captured a Thunderbird F-16 in his uniquely dramatic style, and now he attacked the world’s only operational 5th generation super fighter, the F-22 Raptor, with outstanding results. » 4/27/15 2:16pm 4/27/15 2:16pm

F-22s From Hawaii Take Part In Experimental "Rapid Raptor" Exercise

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22A Raptors from the 154th Fighter Wing and C-17As and KC-135Rs from the 15th Wing, based at Hickam AFB on the island of Oahu, took part in an evolving rapid deployment concept, aptly named "Rapid Raptor." The exercise would see a handful of the world's most advanced fighters being deployed… » 12/06/14 12:06pm 12/06/14 12:06pm

The F-22 Raptor Bloodies Its Talons In First Attack Over Syria

The world's only operational 5th generation stealth fighter has waded into combat for the first time in its almost decade old career with the USAF. Ironically, an aircraft that was built to be the ultimate air-to-air fighter went to war for the first time slinging bombs. Regardless of its mission, the first combat use… » 9/24/14 10:31am 9/24/14 10:31am