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Raptor under threat.

In what could become one of the most infamous decisions concerning a major procurement programme in recent years, the House Appropriations Committee’s defence panel subcommittee has endorsed a proposal to remove the six F-22A Raptor next-generation fighters from the FY2000 Defense Budget. This would save $1.8 billion which it feels would be better spent on pilot retention, readiness shortfalls and ordering additional fighters of existing types — however, $1.2 billion would be included for F-22 research and development (R&D).

The committee also approved an overall defence spending bill of $266.1 billion, this is $15.5 billion more than in FY99 and

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SIX FIGHTER F-22A Refueling BEHIND THREE IN THE SKY OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — PHOTOS

  Photographer and aviation enthusiast Gian Luca Onis (Gian Luca Onnis) January 25 imprinted 6 stealth fighter F-22 Raptor, 2-KC-135 tankers and 1st KC-10 flying over the peninsula of Sardinia (Italy) on the way back in USA.   Returning to Holloman AFB (Piece NM) «stealth» were clearly visible because of long snow-white contrails.   6 F-22 Raptor arrived at Al Dhafra (UAE) April 20, 2012 via Moron (Spain).   At the time when the 6 stealth fighters of the 49th Fighter Wing returned to the continental United States, six F-22 3rd Fighter Wing flew in working direction (through Lajes, Azores)

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Military research agency Australian PAK FA

Impact on public Dry / KnAAPO T-50/I-21/Article 701 PAK FA or Budding Complex Frontal Aviation after January 29, 2010 flight tests provide sufficient highest resolution, video cameras, and the occasional disclosure of source disk imaging to perform technical, techno- strategic, and strategic assessment of this latest highest performance low observable multipurpose fighter. Observed layout design work and temporary supercruising thrust vectoring engines common to the production of the Su-35S Flanker. Configuration is created to verify the aerodynamic and performance of the system, and obviously not designed to fully test the low observables. New 35 — 40 classes klbf 3D

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Third Raptor crashed in three years in the U.S.

In the United States on November 15 in the state of Florida crashed fighter of the fifth generation F-22 Raptor («Raptor"). According to a representative of a U.S. Air Force pilot was killed. He was able to eject.

On the ground, as a result of the incident no one was hurt.

World's most expensive fighter aircraft — F-22 Raptor U.S. Air Force crashed in a forest in the state of Florida in the southeastern United States, presumably during a training flight near the airbase Tayndell.

Pilot hospitalized, currently the state of the pilot observed by doctors. The cause of

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American designers showed their helplessness, equipping the F-22 Raptor warning system ailment Pilot

All American fighter of the fifth generation F-22 Raptor equipped with the system 911, through which the pilot can notify you of the first sign of dizziness. According to The Times, the system also includes a pulse oximeter, which is attached to the index finger of the pilot and measures the oxygen saturation of the blood.

According to Maj. Gen. Charles Lyon (Charles Lyon), quoted by the publication, all the pilots were told that in case of sickness or emergency situation you need to activate the alarm system and stop the job. After the activation of the 911 terrestrial

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PAK FA is in the details

So, we already know that the Soviet Union fifth-generation fighter developed simultaneously with similar developments in the U.S. but prevented the collapse of the country to carry out his plan. 

Lost if this work for nothing? No. Of course, developed in those years planes did not go to series, but because as a result of this work received many advantages.

First, a huge amount of research and development work, accumulated a wealth of experience, which is still here.

Secondly, because this work were employed not

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CombatBoat 90 in Russian. Patrol boat «Raptor»

August 15 JSC «Leningrad shipyard» Pella «» (Otradnoe, Leningrad region) launched the cutter head of the project 03160 «Raptor». The boat was built by the Navy of the Russian Federation and in the current time is on trial. Checking all systems will take a few weeks — the transfer of customer launches scheduled for September this year. Fast patrol boat project 03160 «Raptor» is designed to perform multiple tasks. Regardless of need it can carry more than 20 persons, including weapons and equipment; on duty in the area; intercept and detain light boats; also make a search and rescue operation.

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The Pentagon was not found of Applications fighter F-22 Raptor in Libya

Military experts after the first attacks of the Air Force at the positions of the coalition supporters of Muammar Gaddafi surprised by the absence in the sky Libya touted by South American military fighter F-22 Raptor. Analysts point to the fact that the Raptor, made by the American company Lockheed Martin, is now in the deepest of supplies due to the inability to establish an operational link with the sky being in other models coalition aircraft, also because of the limited ability to hit ground targets.

Judge Loren Thompson, Lexington Institute told to follow: "The developers completely new F-22,

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PAK FA is in the details

So, we already know that the Soviet Union fifth-generation fighter developed simultaneously with similar developments in the U.S. but prevented the collapse of the country to carry out his plan. 

Lost if this work for nothing? No. Of course, developed in those years planes did not go to series, but because as a result of this work received many advantages.

First, a huge amount of research and development work, accumulated a wealth of experience, which is still here.

Secondly, because this work were employed not

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The Pentagon chief said the shortcomings of the F-22 Raptor

Multi-purpose fighter F-22 Raptor has a unique fighting properties, but its application scenarios are limited confrontation with modern fighter jets and air defense forces of the enemy. This statement was made by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during the visit of the Air Institute in Alabama on April 15. In his own speech to the soldiers Gates stressed that the F-22 is the "silver bullet" that may be needed only in the rarest of cases.

Taking the decision to terminate the procurement F-22 and evaluating its properties, the U.S. military experts took into account the ability of the

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