20 Mar '17, 9pm

Lockheed Martin gets $40 million contract to recoat Air Force F-22 Raptors

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. Under the new agreement, Lockheed will strip and recoat the stealth fighter jets, with an expected completion date of June 20, 2019, according to the Defense Department . 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 ...

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