June 11, 2006

2006: The National Aeronautic Association presented its annual trophy to Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Corporation, BAE Systems and the United States Air Force for developing the F-22 Raptor. The award submission focused heavily on the F-22’s performance during the 2006 Northern Edge exercise in Alaska where Raptors flew 97 percent of their assigned sorties. The F-22 pilots scored an 80-to-1 kill ratio against their opponents and direct hits with 100 percent of their 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The exercise increased overall situational awareness for the entire team through the F-22’s integrated avionics package.