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First F-22 tests end

Initial flight testing of the first Lockheed Martin/ Boeing F-22 fighter has been completed after just two flights, one of which was cut short by telemetry problems. Lockheed Martin decided against a planned third flight in a bid to avoid further delays in delivering the aircraft to the USAir Force's Edwards AFB, California, test centre. After the successful first flight on 7 September, a second flight was conducted a week later, but lasted only 35min after telemetry contact with the aircraft was lost.

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