Accession Number : ADA338913

Title :   F-22 Aircraft: Progress in Achieving Engineering and Manufacturing Development Goals

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA338913

Report Date : MAR 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The F-22 is an air superiority aircraft with the capability to deliver air to ground weapons. The most significant advanced technology features include supercruise, the ability to fly efficiently at supersonic speeds without using fuel consuming afterburners; low observability to adversary systems; and integrated avionics to significantly improve the pilot's situational awareness. The objectives of the F-22 EMD program, begun in 1991, are to (1) design, fabricate, test, and deliver 9 F-22 flight test vehicles, 2 ground test articles, %nd 26 flight qualified engines; (2) design, fabricate, integrate, and test the avionics suite; and (3) design, develop, and test the F-22 system support and training systems.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *ENGINEERING, *AIR SUPERIORITY FIGHTERS, WEAPONS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AIR TO SURFACE, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, AFTERBURNERS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE