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Pentagon gives F-22s 'first strike' capability worldwide with Rapid Raptor program

By , Kris Osborn

Published March 13, 2019


The Air Force is strengthening its “Rapid Raptor” program designed to fast-track four F-22s to war - anywhere in the world - within 24 hours, on a moments notice, should there be an immediate need for attacks in today’s pressured, fast-moving global threat environment.

The program, in existence for several years, prepares four F-22s with the requisite crew members, C-17 support, fuel, maintenance and weapons necessary to execute a fast-attack “first-strike” ability in remote or austere parts of the world, Air Force officials say.


https://www.foxnews.com/tech/pentagon-gives-f-22s-first-strike-capability-worldwide-with-rapid-raptor-program
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