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USAF 'F 22 Raptor' was successfully tested at Middle east


US Air Force F-22 Raptor. A file photo.

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE (BNS): U.S Air Force with Middle East commenced its first war game exercise after the deployment of F-22A Raptor.

First test in the desert included six Raptors with 150 service personnel from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, U.S. Air Force official were first doubtful on the performance of Raptors in desert area.

"But we were able to fly more sorties than we scheduled for, so the F-22 actually exceeded expectations," a foreign media quoted Lt. Col. Lance Pilch, the commander of the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron as saying.

Militaries of Jordan, France, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates jointly cooperated with the US Air force in the exercise.

According to the report, The U.S. Air Force says the Raptor "cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft."

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems product F 22 Raptor is considered as a fifth-generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology.

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