Sept. 14, 2016
Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual to see seven F-22A Raptors parked around the 411th Flight Test Squadron compound during the fighter’s early developmental test and evaluation days.
Today, the 411th and F-22 Combined Test Force has just four of the fifth-generation fighters left – including one in the hangar undergoing maintenance – to conduct testing to continually improve the Raptor fleet’s combat and long-term capabilities.