The F-22 Raptor is the first 5th generation fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Air Force. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, using advanced low-observable technologies that provide significantly improved survivability and lethality. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds, which greatly expands its operating envelope in both speed and range over current fighters.