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The Air Force Is Giving the F-22 a New Job: Sniper in the Sky

Robert Beckhusen Security, That should make Russia and China nervous.  Pilots could get helmet-mounted cueing systems, which allows the pilot to target weapons where she or he is looking — the Air Force announced Raptor pilots would receive a high-tech helmet called Scorpion, but never fielded it. It’s not entirely clear whether F-22 pilots would want one, as these helmets — such as on the F-35 — are heavy and potentially dangerous in the event of an ejection.
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