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F-22 v. F-35

Senate votes to strip $1.75 billion for more F-22 jets from a $680 billion defense bill, after President Obama threatened to veto the entire bill if the money remained.

F-35 Supersonic

November 13: F-35 flies supersonically for the first time over North Texas.

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F-35 Flying

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F-22 Refuels

December 2, 2002: F-22 Raptor jet refuels in flight from KC-135R Stratotanker jet.

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F-35 Flight Tests

September 3, 2002: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet performs flight tests.

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F-22 Over Florida

April 2, 2007: Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly in trail behind a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft after in flight refueling during a training mission off the coast of Florida. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said April 6 that the Pentagon will end the F-22 fighter jet and presidential helicopter programs run by Lockheed Martin Corp.

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F-35 at Paris Air Show

June 19: Visitors view a Lockheed Martin's 5th generation multi role fighter, the F-35 Lightning II, during the 48th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris.

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F-22 Releasing Flares

January 15: An F-22 Raptor aircraft deploys flares over Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Raptor and five others were deployed to Kadena for three months in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s security obligations in the Western Pacific.

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F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base

F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base
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F-22 in Korea

May 30: F-22 fighter jets fly over Kadena U.S. Air Force Base before landing, at Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa. The first of 12 high-tech U.S. F-22 fighter jets landed on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa days after North Korea unnerved the region by detonating a nuclear device.

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F-22 Shockwave

June 22: A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor creates a visible shock wave as it passes over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Gulf of Alaska.

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F-22 at Farnborough

June 14, 2008: F-22 Raptor fighter plane flies over during a display at the Farnborough aerospace show, in Farnborough, England.

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F-35 Lightning II Unveiling

July 7, 2006: The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is presented for the first time at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The Lightning II is a fifth-generation, supersonic stealth fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft, including the AV-8B Harrier, A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet and Royal Air Force Harrier GR-7 and Sea Harriers.

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F-22 v. F-35

Senate votes to strip $1.75 billion for more F-22 jets from a $680 billion defense bill, after President Obama threatened to veto the entire bill if the money remained.

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