Tuesday, July 15, 2008

T V Jul 15- Reuters Quickcut: F-22 Raptor

Jul 14 - Lockheed Martin Corp's F-22 Raptor fighter puts on a spectacular display at the world's largest airshow in Farnborough, England.

The Raptor is widely considered the most advanced fighter jet ever, capable of ground attack, electronic warfare and intelligence gathering. Unlike most fighter aircraft, no weapons are carried externally on the Raptor, making it harder to detect on radar screens.

According to the U.S. Air Force, each F-22 is worth $142 million (USD).

The 15-minute display of dips, dives and pirouettes was a highlight of the opening day at Farnborough.

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