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Pentagon Update on F-22 Stealth Fighters

Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Maj. Gen. Charlie Lyon, Air Combat Command's Director of Operations, briefs reporters on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into life support systems installed on the F-22. He will also discuss F-22 operations.

He told reporters that the Air Force believes it has identified the cause of breathing problems among F-22 pilots, citing a valve that doesn't work on the pressure suit that pilots wear. It appears to malfunction only in the F-22. The same life support system in F-16s does not pose these problems.

Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 4:16pm (ET)

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