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Lockheed Martin's Raptor is cleared for deployment anywhere in the world

Lockheed Martin's F-22A Raptor has been officially cleared for operation in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Langley Air Force in Virginia is now home to 12 combat-ready Raptors. It has been a long road for the Air Force's successor to the F-15 Strike Eagle. The first flight of the prototype YF-22 took place on September 29th, 1990 and the aircraft was officially named the F-22 Raptor in April of 1997. 

The F-22A employs advanced stealth technology that was pioneered on the F-117 Nighthawk and has the ability to "supercruise" at speeds up to Mach 1.58 without the use of afterburners with its twin Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines. The fighter has the ability to obtain Mach 2+ with the use of its afterburners.

The F-22A is also one of the first operational fighter planes to feature an all-glass cockpit with no traditional round gauges serving as a backup. And for you CRT fans out there, sorry -- the Raptor uses six LCD screens instead of CRTs due to their lower power requirements.


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RE: proofreading is a good thing
By Herse on 1/16/2006 9:01:59 PM , Rating: 1
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I am of the opinion that proper grammar lends credence to ones journalistic integrity.


I think you are right. Proper grammar does lend credence to ONE'S journalistic integrity. Ouch. Sorry. You set yourself up.


RE: proofreading is a good thing
By Enoch2001 on 1/17/2006 12:46:15 PM , Rating: 2
LOL!


RE: proofreading is a good thing
By ErsatzMe on 1/20/2006 8:26:54 AM , Rating: 2
If you're going to correct grammar, at least correct all of it. It should not be "credence", but "credibility". It's a fairly subtle distinction, but lending the integrity credence would bestow it with the ability to believe in something rather than the ability to be believed.

If being a picky bastard is allowable. :P


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