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May 1, 2001
The U.S. Air Force's new F-22 Raptor advanced tactical fighter is finally preparing to move into production after more than a decade of development. In the process its avionics architecture has passed through at least three cycles of obsolescence and relies on an Intel microprocessor the i960MX that went out of production four years ago.
For the F-22, an upgrade to a new PowerPC processor already is on the drawing board, beginning with Lot 5 production of the aircraft around 2004. However, the aircraft's builders must freeze the jet's design baseline at the end of this year, which means a fifth generation (G-5) chip, at best, which will undoubtedly have long passed its own moment of obsolescence by 2004.