Engine Shortage on Fifth Generation

Engine Shortage on Fifth Generation 26 June, 2020

Fifth-generation fighter jets are capable of turning the balances with their technological infrastructures and capabilities in the battlefield of today and tomorrow.

The F-22 Raptor, the first fifth-generation fighter jet that goes into active use, is in trouble again. On the platform, which came to the agenda with problems experienced in different components from time to time, engine shortage arose this time. It has been announced that the number of spare engines is below what should be in the F-22, one of the aircraft reshaping the air superiority doctrine. It is stated that F-22 Raptors fly more frequently than planned during life cycle planning. For this reason, there is a problem in the maintenance and repair processes of engines and getting them ready for flight.

The F-22 Raptors are powered by two F-119-PW-100 turbofan engines. The engine, which can produce 156 kN thrust, is prominent with its two-dimensional thrust vectoring system and the nozzle structure that significantly reduces the radar signature of the aircraft. The system in question has the ability to vector the engine thrust up and down at 20 degrees.

Engine Shortage on Fifth Generation

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