F-22 Raptor 5th Generation Stealth Fighter

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    F-22 aircraft overdue in reporting.

    11/17/2010 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON -- An Air Force F-22 assigned to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time today while on a routine training mission.

    A search is underway.

    More information will be released as it becomes available.
     
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    http://defensetech.org/2010/11/17/f-22-raptor-missing-in-alaska/

    According to NBC News:

    The advanced stealth fighter jet was about 90 miles northeast of Elmendorf Air Force Base when it “dropped off the radar.”

    There was no mayday or any other communication from the pilot that would have indicated the plane was in trouble, the officials told NBC News. There have been no distress calls from the pilot since the plane went missing

    U.S. military helicopters and at least one C-130 have so far failed to turn up any sign of the missing fighter jet.

    Steve Trimble over at the Flight Global notes that this is the second F-22 loss in little over a year, and third overall, bringing the total number of jets that will ultimately be fielded to 185, unless more are built.

    Hope the pilot got out alright.



    Read more: http://defensetech.org/2010/11/17/f-22-raptor-missing-in-alaska/#ixzz15Z67PAco
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    They are already assuming it crashed? Not a good sign if thats the case, as you would expect the pilot to phone in if he crashed and survived...

    Was the plane flying solo? I thought it was customary to have a wingman?

    Also, how far was he from the Russian boarder when he 'dropped off the radar' (I assume thats speaking figuratively?)?

    Wouldn't that be a moral dilemma for you Americans - would you rather the plane crashed and the pilot was lost, or for him to be alive and well but a traitor living it big in Mother Russia?
     
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    Already the speculation surrounding this news is rife.This is more fuel for the 'conspiracy' but lets keep in mind a life or more could be lost but i hope not.I guess the reason for it being where it was is explained below >

    NORAD planes to train in Alaska - Juneau Empire

    NORAD planes to train in Alaska
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    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The North American Aerospace Defense Command is planning training exercises this week in southwest Alaska.

    The training is scheduled for Wednesday. Officials say NORAD's geographical component, the Alaskan NORAD Region, also will take part in the training to practice interception and identification procedures.

    NORAD is a joint U.S.-Canadian command that patrols the skies over North America. It is based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
     
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    Didn't want to create an entirely new thread.

    Missing military jet 'believed to be crashed,' Pentagon says

    Other articles have suggested the last known whereabouts of the F-22 was Cantwell, which is a bit north of Anchorage.

    Weather and the mountainous terrain probably suggests a crash, but is it possible (although unlikely) that the pilot could have flown the aircraft to Russia in a *wink wink* "sale"?

    Yeah, you're right. Probably not...
     
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    maybe the fighter has already entered to Russia, becaurse it is steathy, there are no any radar can detect it's track, the Pilot being bought at high prices?

    :nana:
     
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    Re: F-22 aircraft overdue in reporting.

    Threads merged. No need for two F-22 threads in our forum.

    Mao..in the history of the Cold War and since only one USAF or USN or USMC pilot has defected..and one other that we know of was shot down..Francis Gary Powers.

     
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    I guess the pilot didn't survive. RIP.
     
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    Is there some reflector that can be deployed or something because how does a stealth fighter drop off radar? Or is this some IFF signal they're talking about?
     
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