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F/A-22 to begin follow-on operational test, evaluation

8/29/2005 - KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN)  -- The F/A-22 Raptor began follow-on operational test and evaluation Aug. 29.

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center officials here will evaluate the Raptor in several areas, including air-to-ground capabilities and its suitability for deployment by C-17 Globemaster IIIs.

The center will test seven operationally representative Raptors at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; and the Utah Test and Training Range through late fall. An official report on the testing will follow 45 days after test completion.

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