30 Facts About the F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is one of the most secretive planes in existence. The military doesn’t want you to know much about this stealth monster, but that’s why we are here today. Here are 30 facts about the iconic aircraft that will blow you off the tarmac!

How Much Does One Cost?

With an estimated $34 billion spent to procure the final product, F-22’s would cost an estimated $339 million per aircraft, with a cost of around $150 per each additional unit. The total program cost for the F-22’s is around $66 billion.

Because of the hefty price tag, there was a debate throughout the early 2000’s as to whether this was a viable program to complete. Staunch opposition came from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as well as Senator John McCain. Nevertheless, Congress decided to continue the F-22’s production in 2008 by way of a new spending bill.