Boeing has delivered the 100th shipset of F-22 Raptor wings to partner Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Ga. According to Paul Bay, Boeing vice president and F-22 program manager, the company has reduced time to build a set of wings by more than 45,000 man-hours and cut cycle time by 70% since the first wings were shipped late in 1996. Prime contractor Lockheed Martin has delivered 82 F-22s to the U.S. Air Force and has orders for another 49 of the air superiority fighters.
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