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| Tuesday September 26, 2017
 
Lockheed Martin awarded 40M contract to recoat Air Force F-22 Raptors
Airman 1st Class Freddie Newman, 325th MXS Low Observable apprentice, applys a layer of coating to an F-22 Raptor July 1, 2013 at Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Maintenance Squadron Low Observable makes sure the F-22 s at Tyndall maintain their stealth capabilities by restoring and maintaining the Low Observable coatings on the aircraft.
Airman 1st Class Freddie Newman, 325th MXS Low Observable apprentice, applys a layer of coating to an F-22 Raptor July 1, 2013 at Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Maintenance Squadron Low Observable makes sure the F-22 s at Tyndall maintain their stealth capabilities by restoring and maintaining the Low Observable coatings on the aircraft.
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The Lockheed Martin Corporation has received a $40 million contract modification to strip and recoat the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Fleet. Lockheed will strip and recoat the stealth fighter jets. Completion of the job is expected on June 20, 2019.
15-03-2017 - Fort Worth, Texas

Lockheed established an F-22 Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility in Marietta, Georgia, last August under an Air Force contract. The first F-22 arrived there in November, according to Lockheed Martin. 

 

The original contract had Lockheed recoating 12 F-22s and the first plane was returned to the Air Force in February. The new contract modification will have all F-22s with reverting coating stripped and recoated. 

 

The stealth F-22 relies on exterior coatings for its Very Low Observable radar cross-section, the feature that allows the plane to fly undetected by enemy radar. 

 

Work will be performed at facilities in Palmdale, California; Marietta, Georgia; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and Fort Worth, Texas. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah is overseeing the project.  



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