FT WORTH, TX, September 12th, 2002 -- The F-22 Raptor has for the first time successfully conducted a test flight while carrying external stores under its wings. During the late August test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., two radar-guided AIM-120 missiles were suspended from pylons attached to the aircraft's two outboard hardpoints. The F-22 is designed to carry weapons internally, but weapons also can be carried externally on two inboard and two outboard hardpoints during deployments or during military operations when stealth is not critical to mission success. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE:LMT].
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leader in the design, development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F-22, F-35 JSF, F-117, T-50, C-5, C-130, C-130J, P-3, S-3 and U-2.
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