Last Oct. 26, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor 4168 ascends over C-130H aircraft belonging to the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, shortly after taking off from the company’s Marietta facility on its delivery flight to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.
Designed primarily as an air superiority fighter which has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles, the F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and all of the pilot and maintenance training systems.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB) is an air reserve base located in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta. Named in honor of Captain Charles M. Dobbins, a World War II C-47 pilot who died near Sicily, Dobbins ARB serves as the home station of the 94th Airlift Wing and its fleet of Hercules C-130 aircraft, and is the headquarters for Twenty-Second Air Force. It is also home to the Army Aviation Service Facility #2 (AASF#2), the Georgia Army National Guard and their fleet of UH-60 Blackhawks. Dobbins is also home to Marine and Navy Reserve units.
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