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F-22 raptor aircraft program by Christopher C. Bolkcom

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • F/A-22 (Jet fighter plane),
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement

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Edition Notes

StatementChristopher Bolkcom.
SeriesCRS issue brief -- IB87111e., Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 2002, 02-IB-87111e.
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16351146M

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