The Aircraft flying along with the F-22 in these photos is an F-15, which will eventually be replaced by the F-22 which is a much more capable aircraft overall.
In wargames against the F-15, two F-22s were able to operate without being detected while they went head to head against eight F-15s. The F-22s scored kills against all the F-15's while avoiding dection by either the F-15s or Ground Based Radar.. Maj. Gen. Rick Lewis said:
'The Raptor Operated Against All Adversaries with Virtual Impunity; Ground Based Systems Couldn't engage and NO Adversary Aircraft survived'!They're the first military aircraft ever built that is equipped with a 'black-out button'. What that means is this: The best conditioned fighter pilots are capable of maintaining consciousness up to in the vicinity of 15+ G. The Raptor is capable of making 22+ G turns.
If someday an adversary builds a missile that is capable of catching up to one of these airplanes and a Raptor pilot sees that a strike is imminent, he hits the 'b.o.b.' and the airplane makes a virtual U-turn, leaving the missile to pass right on by. They know that in the process he will temporarily lose consciousness, so the Raptor then automatically comes back to straight and level flight until he Wakes back up.
DON'T MESS WITH THE USA !