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    F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

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    nemrod

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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  nemrod on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:24 pm

    [quote="GarryB"]


    As it was for the Kursk, the Kursk was sank by US submarine, for political reasons Russia abstained to acknowledged the event.

    How?

    I could not say how, and why. In this document it was explained how the cold war was tense between USSR/Russia-nowadays- and West. I could not do incessant digressions, after all it is topic dedicated to the F-22, and not the cold war.



    Well lets question the quality of the document...
    Indeed, I agree with you, as most of the western medias. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy to add that the SR-71 was intended to defy USSR, because it was the only country that could challenge US.

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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  nemrod on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:26 pm

    GarryB wrote:

    As it was for the Kursk, the Kursk was sank by US submarine, for political reasons Russia abstained to acknowledged the event.

    How?

    I could not say how, and why. In this document it was explained how the cold war was tense between USSR/Russia-nowadays- and West. I could not do incessant digressions, after all it is topic dedicated to the F-22, and not the cold war.



    Well lets question the quality of the document...
    Indeed, I agree with you, as most of the western medias. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy to add that the SR-71 was intended to defy USSR, because it was the only country that could challenge US.[/quote]
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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:03 pm

    A $613-million upgrade program for the Raptor was set to include new air-to-air missiles but was “limited” by continued delays in software development over the past two fiscal years, Sputnik reported January 27. Officials have now pinned down the weapons upgrades to take place in the summer of 2019, according to 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe of the US Air Force.

    At that point, "the F-22 fleet will begin to receive upgrades to its available weapons with thin Increment 3.2B upgrade," Volpe noted, adding that the upgrade, "allows full functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles."

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201703101051465093-us-f-22-raptor-jets-upgrade/
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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:01 am

    F-22 Incident Alleged to be Engine Power Loss. Pilot Lands Gear-Up

    Unofficial Sources Say F-22 Acting as Adversary at NAS Fallon Had Flame-Out
    https://theaviationist.com/?p=53286

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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:23 am

    This is the location for the 'Topgun' exercises. Looks like engine flameout on take-off. It apparently slid down the runway for 1500m or so. The last time this happened the aircraft cost $35m to repair and it took 6 years.

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20129/f-22-raptor-came-to-a-rest-on-its-belly-during-major-mishap-friday-at-nas-fallon
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    Re: F-22 Raptor: News and Discussion

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:10 am

    Apparently there was another incident shortly before the one mentioned above...if it was to happen to the Su-57 we wouldn't hear the end of it

    another-f-22-from-alaska-had-a-catastrophic-engine-failure
    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20260/another-f-22-from-alaska-had-a-catastrophic-engine-failure-days-before-nas-fallon-crash

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