F-22 Stealth Raptor: Can It Stay the World's Most Powerful Fighter Jet?
The National Interest -

Kris Osborn


It all starts with Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Key point: Synthetic Aperture Radar, or SAR, uses electromagnetic signals or “pings” to deliver a picture or rendering of the terrain below, allowing for better target identification.

The Air Force is performing key maintenance on the F-22 Raptor's stealth materials while upgrading the stealth fighter with new attack weapons to include improved air-to-air and air-to-surface strike technology, service officials said.


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