Called the Raptor, the F-22 will be the U.S. Air Forces premier fighter for the first decades of the 21st century. Like other expensive military programs, the F-22 endured continuous scrutiny throughout its development the aircraft that evolved was worth the wait.
The F-22 is definitely top gun it is more agile than current U.S. aircraft, has stealth capability, and is flexible in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attack missions. The Raptor provides a capability far beyond that of any other fighter aircraft.
Excellent book written from engineer's point of view for the development of F-22. Besides providing with plenty of information about the schedule milestones, also describes the Air Force's ingenious directions to stipulate the requirements for next generation of air dominance fighter.
And most of all, points out the Lockheed's advantages in project management and mutual technologies are the keys to the winning of ATF contract.