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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/stealth-sniper-f-22-raptors-new-mission-46642
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STEALTH SNIPER: THE F-22 RAPTOR'S NEW MISSION?
Years ago, four F-22 Raptors taking part in the second-wave of the U.S.-led coalition’s opening airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria dropped their bombs. It was the first time the stealthy fifth-generation fighters had ever engaged in combat. The coalition’s war planners also used the F-22s to leverage their low-observable profiles and far-reaching sensors while escorting non-stealthy fighters in case Syrian fighters or air-defense systems engaged. ROBERT BECKHUSEN READ MORE