The F-22 Raptor, built by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, is one of the most advanced and sophisticated fighter jets in the world. It is commonly referred to as the “Raptor” for its unique design and sheer speed. In the early 1990s, the F-22 program was started and it eventually replaced the F-15 Strike Eagle.
The nickname “Raptor” comes from the carrier-based A-6 Intruder’s official name, which was “Raptor.” The F-22 was designed to be faster and more advanced than the F-15, and its stealth capabilities give it an edge over all other fighter jets. Thanks to its shape, the F-22 has a radar cross-section and infrared signature that is much lower than any other jet, making it harder to detect.