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The U.S. Air Force has convened a special panel of its Scientific Advisory Board to look at Obogs-related problems - considered the most likely cause of an F-22 crash in Alaska last November.(Obogs is the On-board oxygen generating system.)Under SAB supervision, the Air Force will conduct "carefully controlled" flight tests to explore the various subsystems involved. "If required, the F-22 can and will be put into service to meet essential national security missions," the Air Force says, but for the time being the grounding of the force continues.Update - Galrahn reports that the House Armed Services Committee is conducting a hearing on Tuesday that will cover the F-22 grounding and other readiness issues.
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