The F-22 Raptor in it's production form first flew on the 7 September 1997 and has now at the tail end of 2005 officially begun operational service in the U.S.A.F. as the F-22A.
The F-22 will herald the next generation of fighter aircraft, combining stealth capability in an airframe capable of high performance.
Power is provided by two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofans each rated at 35,000lbs thrust. These engines are capable of pitch axis thrust vectoring for increased manoeuvrability in this axis.