Unit Cost: $159.9 million (then year dollars)/ USA's General Air Force has said that it costs on average $50,000 to maintain for ever 1 hour it is flown. The system on the F-22 shuts down when ever it is exposed to the sun with the engine running.
The United States' top fighter jet, the Lockheed Martin F-22, has recently required more than 30 hours of maintenance for every hour in the skies, pushing its hourly cost of flying to more than $44,000, a far higher figure than for the warplane it replaces, confidential Pentagon test results show.
The aircraft's radar-absorbing metallic skin is the principal cause of its maintenance troubles, with unexpected shortcomings -- such as vulnerability to rain and other abrasion -- challenging Air Force and contractor technicians since the mid-1990s, according to Pentagon officials, internal documents and a former engineer.
While most aircraft fleets become easier and less costly to repair as they mature, key maintenance trends for the F-22 have been negative in recent years, and on average from October last year to this May, just 55 percent of the deployed F-22 fleet has been available to fulfill missions guarding U.S. airspace, the Defense Department acknowledged this week. The F-22 has never been flown overor .
Sensitive information about troubles with the nation's foremost air-defense fighter is emerging in the midst of a fight between the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress over whether the program should be halted next year at 187 planes, far short of what the Air Force and the F-22's contractors around the country had anticipated.
"It is a disgrace that you can fly a plane [an average of] only 1.7 hours before it gets a critical failure" that jeopardizes success of the aircraft's mission, said a Defense Department critic of the plane who is not authorized to speak on the record. Other skeptics inside the Pentagon note that the planes, designed 30 years ago to combat a Cold War adversary, have cost an average of $350 million apiece and say they are not a priority in the age of small wars and terrorist threats.
But other defense officials -- reflecting sharp divisions inside the Pentagon about the wisdom of ending one of the largest arms programs in U.S. history -- emphasize the plane's unsurpassed flying abilities, express renewed optimism that the troubles will abate and say the plane is worth the unexpected costs.
Votes by the House and Senate armed services committees last month to spend $369 million to $1.75 billion more to keep the F-22 production line open were propelled by mixed messages from the Air Force -- including a quiet campaign for the plane that includes snazzy new Lockheed videos for key lawmakers -- and intense political support from states where the F-22's components are made. The full House ratified the vote on June 25, and the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of F-22 spending Monday.
After deciding to cancel the program, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the $65 billion fleet a "niche silver-bullet solution" to a major aerial war threat that remains distant. He described the House's decision as "a big problem" and has promised to urge President Obama to veto the military spending bill if the full Senate retains F-22 funding.
The administration's position is supported by military reform groups that have long criticized what they consider to be poor procurement practices surrounding the F-22, and by former senior Pentagon officials such as Thomas Christie, the top weapons testing expert from 2001 to 2005. Christie says that because of the plane's huge costs, the Air Force lacks money to modernize its other forces adequately and has "embarked on what we used to call unilateral disarmament."
David G. Ahern, a senior Pentagon procurement official who helps oversee the F-22 program, said in an interview that "I think we've executed very well," and attributed its troubles mostly to the challenge of meeting ambitious goals with unstable funding.
A spokeswoman for Lockheed added that the F-22 has "unmatched capabilities, sustainability and affordability" and that any problems are being resolved in close coordination with the Air Force.
8/8/2007 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials here signed a production contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. to add 60F-22 Raptors to the Air Force inventory by December 2011. The multiyear contract for the fifth-generation fighters will save the Air Force $411 million compared to a traditional annual procurement program of three separate, single-year contracts for 20 aircraft.
The Air Force has committed to buying 122 planes. So far, 72 planes have been delivered, according to Lockheed Martin.Military Contracts
As I like to point out, military contracts are much different from an airline purchase of a fleet of airplanes or an individual purchase of a LearJet. Military contracts include such features as Training, Drawings and Manuals, Maintenace Support and Technical Support Personnel. The prices just don't compare.
The cost of one F22 raptor is about $360 million U.S. dollars.
The last cost I heard was in excess of 420 million per aircraft.
the F22 has thrust vectoring so it can turn the jet nozzles
I know it is the F22 raptor
The F-22 costs vastly more money than an F-16.
no, a F22 motor is a accord motor or a Honda s2000 motor
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The F22 Raptor is a unit for the U.S.A. in Command and Conquer Generals and is constructable at the Airfield.
The F22 Raptor is a single seat, twin engine fifth generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. The average price of the F22 Raptor is around 150 million dollars.
Under the hood of the 1996 with the F22 4 cylinder engine. It states 22oz of freon.
mach 2.25 at allitatude
F22 - All the lenses I have for my 35mm camera have an F22 setting, this lets the least amount of light through the lens.
it's basically like a H22 swap. You use H22 mounts, adapt civic wire harness to the f22, f22 half shaft, 90-93 intgra axles or you could use h22 half shaft and axles but you have to use one or the other.
Empty, it weighs around 43.000 lb (19.000 kg) Loaded, it weighs around 64.000 lb (29.000 kg)
F22 Raptor and SU30MKI
if u mean what does he transform into its F22 RAPTOR
The F-22 will fly in excess of 1,500 mph.
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you can go on eBay and order a vtec solenoid (95-02 accords 4cyl F22 or F23 the solenoid will fit both engines) and its just two plugs and 3 bolts that hold it onto the head.
Who can say, it depends mainly on the individual pilots.
They say it's 1,500, but I'd bet it's more.
The Raptor can fly faster than 1,500 mph.
An F-22 can fly about 1,500 mph.
The new F22 Raptor has guns on it...thanks to the Vietnam War.
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Jet power is measured in 'pounds of thrust' . The F-22 has 2 engines of 35,000 pounds thrust each. That's a lot for a small aircraft.