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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled in F-22 Crash

The widow of F-22 fighter pilot Capt. Jeff Haney and defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin have resolved a lawsuit filed by Anna Haney after her husband died when his plane malfunctioned and crashed. 286 more words

Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014.In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board made a list of recommendations to improve the aircrew life support system, including the installation of an automatically-activated backup oxygen system.The F-22 Division, which had already funded a trade study of design alternatives, took the advisory board’s recommendation as well as more specific requirements from the Air Combat Command-led life support system task force, and developed a strategy to tackle the problem.Mike Connolly,the ABOS program manager, said the F-22 Division and contractor team moved quickly to address concerns. 264 more words

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Deadly Beauty - The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

A fifth generation fighter with super maneuverability, stealth technology, high-speed and advanced weaponry. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter truly is a thing of deadly beauty.

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Canada's multi-billion dollar F-35s ‘irrelevant’ without U.S.-only F-22 as support, American general says

New questions are being raised about whether the F-35 stealth fighter is the right aircraft for Canada after a U.S. general acknowledged the jet is limited in what it can do and needs to be accompanied on its missions by another multi-million-dollar aircraft. 595 more words

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