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Flying with the USAF - F-22A Raptor

The 95FS, 325FW from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida deploy to RAF Lakenheath as a 'Rapid Raptor' demonstration to take part in Exercise Iron Hand 16-3 in April and May 2016.
Cruising over the North Sea. Most air combat missions during Exercise Iron Hand were flown within the assigned military training areas over the North Sea which is a short flying time from RAF Lakenheath. This Lockheed-Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor has just received its fuel and is about to return to the air battle with F-15E Strike Eagles of 494FS.
 
F-22A Raptor (05-101 'TY') of 95FS.
F-22A Raptor (05-101 'TY') breaking away after air to air refuelling. Most air combat missions during Exercise Iron Hand were flown within the assigned military training areas over the North Sea which a short flying time from RAF Lakenheath. This F-22 has just received its fuel and is about to return to the air battle.
 
Low-observable or stealth technologies utilising radar absorbent materials (RAM) enables the Raptor to pass undetected by radar through enemy airspace. In a previous deployment it was reported that F-22s over Syria flew at 60,000 feet apparently undetected by forces on the ground and in the air below them.
 
 
F-22A Raptor (05-081 'TY')
Left to right: F-22A Raptor (05-081 'TY')
F-22A Raptor (05-101 'TY' with 05-106 'TY')
Left to right: F-22A Raptor (05-106 'TY' and ???)