F-22 Raptor

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Originally proposed as a pure air superiority fighter, versions of the stealthy F-22 Raptor are being planned for attack, electronic intelligence and electronic warfare. A "fifth generation" fighter, it is extremely maneuverable, has "supercruise" to allow supersonic flight without an afterburner, and has a higher operational ceiling than most aircraft.

It will replace the F-15 Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle at the "high" end of the high/low fighter mix; it will be complemented by the Air Force version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A Lightning II.

The F-22 has advanced electronics, especially a AN/APG-77 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)