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February 2, 2005

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"Independent" Test of F/A-22 is misleading



National Security Here's a surprise: The Air Force has issued a press release boasting that the F/A-22 Raptor has just passed its "independent" testing by the Air Force. The fighter has demonstrated "overwhelmingly effective" war-fighting capability, according to the Initia

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Topics: National Security

September 13, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Lockheed Campaign Cash Has Flowed to Members of House Panel Probing F-22 Problems



Government Accountability All but one of 25 House members on a panel investigating problems with the F-22 fighter jet received contributions from employees or political action committees associated with Lockheed Martin, the company that made the aircraft.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 7, 2012

By Anna Meier

Air Force Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems



After years of looking into the F-22’s pilot disorientation problems—alleged to be just “oxygen” problems—the Air Force has announced that it has everything under control. According to some defense experts, however, the Air Force still has a long way to go

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Topics: National Security

July 4, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

F-22 Fighter Jet Mishap Challenges Air Force Explanation of Flight Problems



dana liebelson Pilots flying America's most expensive fighter jet are suffering from mysterious health problems, and the Pentagon can’t explain why. The Air Force suggested last month that pressure vests worn by the pilots might be interfering with their ability to fly the plane, so it made the pilots remove them. But last week, an aviator flying the F-22 Raptor suffered another emergency, The New York Times reported.

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Topics: National Security

December 20, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Blaming Pilots, Instead of the Machine



Are military accident investigation reports objective or are the conclusions of some reports being bent to blame pilots rather than flaws with expensive, highly controversial weapons systems?

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Topics: National Security

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