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Lokheed Completes Final F-22

From Military Times:

The jet is the last of 187 F-22s produced for the Air Force, completing its operational fleet. The F-22 Raptor is designed to carry a variety of weapons, including smart bombs and air-to-air missiles.

The final Raptor will be delivered to the Air Force next year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Flaws Continue to Plague F-35

Wired’s Danger Room has the coverage on the Joint Strike Fighter and it’s many problems:

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, meant to replace nearly every tactical warplane in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, was already expected to cost $1 trillion dollars for development, production and maintenance over the next 50 years. Now that cost is expected to grow, owing to 13 different design flaws uncovered in the last two months by a hush-hush panel of five Pentagon experts. It could cost up to a billion dollars to fix the flaws on copies of the jet already in production, to say nothing of those yet to come.

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Lockheed Using Gravity to Spot ‘Subterranean Threats’

“The military could soon be hunting for terror threats using detailed maps of the planet’s subterranean territory — thanks to aerial vehicles that tap into the “anomalous gravity signature[s]” of structures built beneath the earth’s surface.”

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Army Tests ‘HULC’ Super-Strength Gear

“The Army is moving one small step closer to giving its troops super-strength. Lockheed’s Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton is headed to the Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center for biomechanical testing — and maybe even field trials, eventually… It uses robotic leg braces to augment troops’ muscles, giving them the ability to carry loads of up to 200 pounds without tuckering out.”

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