Monday, November 21, 2016

A $250 Solution That Fixed A Stealth Problem For The F-22 Fleet

Photo: Senior Airman Samuel Privett, a 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, stands at parade rest in front of an F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 4, 2016.US Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz

Business Insider: US Air Force mechanics fix a major issue with a $140 million F-22 for $250

An F-22, the single most expensive fighter jet in the world, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida suffered from an unusual and dangerous problem — compromised stealth.

To enemy radars the F-22 doesn't look like it's 62 feet long and 44 feet across, it looks like a marble.

The extreme stealth capabilities of the F-22 render it a "very low observable" aircraft, ideal for penetrating heavily defended enemy airspaces. Because of the technological breakthroughs in the F-22, the US Air Force can project power anywhere on earth.

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Update #1: Tyndall AFB team develops solution to F-22 weapon's system issue (U.S. Air Force)
Update #2: U.S. Air Force develops solution for F-22 weapon issue (UPI)

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