US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters from the U.S. Air Force will be visiting the Northern Territory this month as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The US aircraft arrived at RAAF Base Tindal yesterday, Thursday 18 August 2022, in preparation for several weeks of EAC program training and activities. This activity is happening at the same time as Exercise Pitch Black 19 August 2022, in the Top End. EAC aims to deepen advanced air to air integration between the Australian Defence Force and US air elements to better enable us to operate together seamlessly, and has been successfully operating for several years as one of the United States Force Posture Initiatives.

Air Vice-Marshal Darren Goldie, Air Commander Australia said,”This activity is happening at the same time as Exercise Pitch Black, this is a separate activity, under the United States Force Posture Initiative. The F-22 Raptors have arrived in the Northern Territory as part of the EAC Program. This program has been in place since 2017, which builds on a broad range of long-standing air exercises and training activities undertaken between Australia and the United States. It is the same program that recently saw B-1 Lancer aircraft visit RAAF Base Darwin in June during Exercise Diamond Storm and also B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers visit RAAF Base Amberley recently in July, integrating into Exercises Koolendong and Arnhem Thunder.”

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an American twin-engine, stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). As the result of the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program, the aircraft was designed as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic ωαяƒαяє, and signals intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22’s airframe and ωєαρσиs systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. U.S. Air Force considers the F-22 a critical component of its tactical airpower. The fighter’s combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and mission systems enable unprecedented air combat capabilities.

Related Posts

The US Air Force just unveiled the Apache attack helicopter making its first flight in the field

The British агmу’s new Apache AH-64E аttасk Helicopter has made its first appearance in an exercise. Image In a ргeѕѕ гeɩeаѕe, the British агmу say that Exercise…

The United States tests the improved Super

Finally: US Tests the NEW Super A-10 Warthog After Getting An Upgrade Image With its razor-sharp fangs and an Avenger Gatling gun, the Super A-10 Thunderbolt II…

Lockheed Martin is about to release “Son of Blackbird” twice the speed of the original SR-71

The SR-72 Will Be the Fastest Aircraft in the World: Image Although the original Blackbird was an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, the SR-72 will reportedly support Lockheed Martin’s…

The Largest Aircraft Ever Built in the World

While size does matter, it is not necessarily always a measure of aviation power. However, this did not stop gifted engineers, who have, for decades now, been…

Russia Panic: This is America’s 6th Generation Fighter Jet (Video)

The next-generation fighter from the United States has specifications so insane that NASA just had to get involved. This fighter is known as the X-44 MANTA and…

Britain’s F-35 Stealth Fleet Will Only Be Combat Ready in 2025: Two More Years of Delays Confirmed

The British Armed Forces’ F-35 fifth generation fighters are scheduled to move fully past the limitations of their Initial Operating Capability to reach Full Operating Capability in…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *