f 22 raptors

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Ten most expensive planes and helicopters of the U.S. air force

1. B-2 Spirit – $2 billion 1 million
2. F-22 Raptor – $146.2 million
3. C17A Globemaster III – $316 million
4. P-8A Poseidon – $115-150 million
5. VH-71 Kestrel – $400 million
6. E-2D Advanced Hawkeye – $80 million
7. F-35 Lightning II – $83.4 million
8. V-22 Osprey – $116,1 million
9. EA-18G Growler – $102 million
10. F/A-18 Hornet – $29 - 57 million

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The F-22 Flying Test Bed, a heavily modified Boeing 757 airliner that features the radar, wing sensors mounted on top of the cockpit, avionics, and the simulated cockpit of the Lockheed F-22 Raptor.

Created to flight-test these systems in a real and safe environment, where up to 30 software engineers and technicians can monitor the different systems and how they interact with each other, and if need arises, even troubleshoot while in the air.

Raptors of 1st Fighter Wing

In 2005, the 27th and 94th Fighter Squadrons became the first squadrons in the world to achieve operational status flying the F-22 Raptor.