Last F-22 Raptor jet rolls off Ga. assembly line

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Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolled off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin Corp. plant in Marietta on Tuesday.

The jet is the last of 187 F-22s produced for the U.S. Air Force, completing its operational fleet, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The F-22 Raptor is designed to carry a variety of weapons, including smart bombs and air-to-air missiles.

The final Raptor will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 2,000 workers have assembled the jets at the Marietta plant.

The F-22s are now based at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, Elmendorf AFB in Alaska, Holloman AFB in New Mexico, and Hickam AFB in Hawaii.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)