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F22 Raptor wows Farnborough

The F22 Raptor fighter jet took to the skies at the Farnborough air show. The US Air Force stealth aircraft is made by Lockheed Martin, and is arguably the world's most sophisticated fighter jet.

The fifth-generation fighter twists, turns and rips through the sky, at points seemingly floating through the air like a snowflake, thanks to turbofans that include thrust vectoring.

It can evade and battle ground defence systems, is kitted out for surveillance and intelligence work, and has hidden weapons bays.


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