Primary function: Fighter, air dominance.

Builders: Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Major Subcontractors (partial list): Northrop Grumman, Texas Instruments, Kidde-Graviner Ltd., Allied-Signal Aerospace, Hughes Radar Systems, Harris, Fairchild Defense, GEC Avionics, Lockheed Sanders, Kaiser Electronics, Digital Equipment Corp., Rosemount Aerospace, Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Dowty Decoto, EDO Corp., Lear Astronics Corp., Parker-Hannifin Corp., Simmonds Precision, Sterer Engineering, TRW, XAR, Motorola, Hamilton Standard, Sanders/GE Joint Venture, Menasco Aerospace.

Personnel (approximate): USAF Program Office, 350; Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, 1,100; Boeing, 1,400; Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems; 1,500; Pratt & Whitney, 1,000.

Two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engines.
The F-22's speed class is Mach 2.
Air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.
Model F-22A will carry one crewperson.
Sept. 29, 1990: First flight of Lockheed Martin-Boeing YF-22 prototype.
April 23, 1991: Air Force awards F-22 Engineering & Manufacturing Development Contract to Lockheed Martin-Boeing team.
Feb. 24, 1995: Air Force approves final design of the F-22.
April 9, 1997: Air Force officially names the F-22 "Raptor" at rollout ceremony in Marietta, Ga.
Sept. 7, 1997: First flight of the F-22 Raptor, piloted by F-22 Chief Test Pilot Paul Metz.