Free story: Undisclosed F-22 engine trouble prompted ongoing fleetwide hardware fix

By John Liang / September 16, 2022 at 10:35 AM

Inside Defense earlier this week learned that the Air Force has been quietly carrying out a fleetwide hardware fix for the F-22 Raptor after the aircraft logged several incidents due to a significant problem with the fighter’s dual F119 engines.

The issue has racked up nearly $23 million in damages for the service stemming from seven Class A engine mishaps -- the Defense Department's most serious accident classification -- that spanned nearly a decade and prompted a retrofit effort beginning in 2019 that is slated to finish next year.

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