F-22 Raptor Chronology - 1993
As a result of fiscal year 1993 funding shortfall, due to cost increases and congressional budget cuts, the program is rephased and slowed down. Rephasing also reduces the number of EMD airplanes to nine.
March 1, 1993
Lockheed completes the buyout of the Fort Worth, Texas, division of General Dynamics, one of the three main partners in the F-22 program. The $1.5 billion deal boosts Lockheed's majority share from 35 percent to 67.5 percent, with Boeing holding the rest of the contract.
April 26, 1993
Occupancy of L-22 Building begins. This four-story, 200,000 square feet facility is home to more than 900 people working on the F-22 program. The building contains a 251-person conference center.
April 30, 1993
Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is completed. PDR completes the third and final phase of preliminary design work on the F-22. Final development phase, detailed design, now begins. This was also the first major event held in the new L-22 Building.
December 8, 1993
The first part of the first flyable F-22 is made.
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