In the United States called the F-22 Raptor a failure

MOSCOW, September 12 – RIA Novosti. The first American stealth fighter of the fifth generation F-22 Raptor looks like a failure, writes Military Watch.
In the air force, the aircraft was recognized as problematic.
In particular, one of the most serious shortcomings of the F-22 is associated with avionics: the fighter’s computer systems were actually outdated by the time it entered service. In particular, the Raptor still cannot communicate with other aircraft. In addition, the lack of infrared search and tracking systems also undermine the combat capability of the vehicle.
Military Watch also remembered the “Raptor cough”, which developed in pilots due to the design of the high-altitude compensating suit, which squeezed the chest.
It is also noted that the high maintenance requirements of the F-22 led to low availability rates.

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The F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation multi-role fighter developed by Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics to combat enemy aircraft, cover troops and rear facilities from air strikes, counter enemy air reconnaissance day and night, in simple and adverse weather conditions. The F-22 is the first fifth-generation fighter in service.
The project was developed as part of the Advanced Tactical Fighter program, which was initiated in the 1980s. The first pre-production sample of the F-22 took off in 1994 – after the collapse of the USSR. Therefore, the costs of the program were reduced, which led to delays. The first combat unit of the US Air Force switched completely to the F-22 in 2004.

Translation by RJ983

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