F-22 Faces More Delays; Operational Testing on Track
NEW YORK The F-22 Raptor initial operational test and evaluation, scheduled to begin in August 2002, should remain on schedule despite manufacturing problems that will delay delivery of several test aircraft by up to five months. Four F-22 flight test aircraft Nos. 40034006, will be delivered late—as will aircraft 3999 and 4000, which will be the static test article and fatigue test article, respectively.
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