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Finally USAF Tests New F-22 Fighter Jet After Getting an Upgrade.

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor gets one step closer to become the next Air Force aircraft, and first 5th Generation platform, to achieve compatibility with the refurbished B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb.

The F-22 Joint Program Office (JPO) announced on October 4, 2021, the completion of an important milestone for the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, which is now one step closer to becoming the next U.S. Air Force aircraft, and the first 5th Generation platform, to achieve compatibility with the refurbished B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb. This milestone saw the F-22 performing the first Full Weapon System Demonstration, considered the “graduation” flight test exercise for achieving nuclear design certification from an air-delivered platform.