LOCKHEED MARTIN TACTICAL Aircraft Systems has mated the three modules which form the mid-fuselage section of the first Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 engineering/manufacturing-development (EMD) aircraft, due to fly in mid-1997. The fuselage is being fitted with electrical, hydraulic and environmental-control systems, and the auxiliary power unit. It is due to go to Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems in August for mating with other sections of the aircraft. The first flight of the EMD aircraft is scheduled for mid-1997.

Source: Flight International