The final Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-22
Raptor rolled off the assembly line here today and was commemorated with a
ceremony recognizing contributions from thousands of people associat ed
with the design and construction of the Raptor fleet. This F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin tail number 4195) now moves into
production flight check and will deliver to the U.S. Air Force in 2012,
completing the operational fleet at 187 jets. “This event honors the many men and women of Team Raptor who have taken
this plane from concept to reality,” said Jeff Babione, vice president and
general manager for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 program. “For the last 17 years,
regardless of the challenges, they always remained singularly focused,
delivering the world’s greatest fighter. Each Raptor – from the first jet
to last jet – is a reflection of the dedication, hard work and
professionalism of our workforce.”****
Russias T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation stealth fighter jet has received the serial index designation of 'Su-57' from the Russian Aerospace Forces, its Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said.
The nomenclacure change indicates that the development phase...