The Lockheed Martin F-22a Raptor is fast, has a long range, and is more maneuverable than any other jet in the sky, but it's crazy dumb when it comes to sending out its data to other jets and ground control. Pilots of the speedy aircraft are required to talk fast, telling other pilots in the area what targets they've seen and relaying other information.

Lockheed Martin sheepishly admits that fixes are on the way, scheduled for the 2008 to 2013 timeframe. Meanwhile, those pilots better learn to talk fast. Maybe they could go to a school for auctioneers.


Fixing the Raptor [Defense Tech]