F-22 Raptor: Meet What Might Be the Best Fighter Plane on Earth

stlbeacon.org - 11/9/2023

In July 2023, the United States Air Force deployed several Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors to the Middle East as a show of strength amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russian forces. Sending one of the most advanced fighters was meant to bolster U.S. firepower further if needed – as no one would want to mess with one. Moreover, despite being the world's greatest air superiority fighter, the Raptor, in its nearly 20 years in service, has never been employed in aerial combat.

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