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Tag: F-15 Eagle

Israeli Air Force leaning towards buying new F-15s instead of a third F-35 Squadron
"We are without a canopy, proceeding for landing at the nearest base," the F-15 pilot says over the radio in a calm voice On Jan. 2, 2019, the crew of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 fighter jet fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The decision to buy the F-15X comes from the Pentagon’s top leadership and not the U.S. Air Force According to Bloomberg the Pentagon will request $1.2 billion for 12 Boeing F-15Xs in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Sources familiar with the decision who asked not to be named...
Dogfighting Foxbats: USAF F-15s Vs Iraqi (or Russian?) MiG-25s
'I looked at him more closely and saw that he had two missile pylons under each wing. Now I knew that it was not an F-15 or F-14. That was the moment I knew that my target was a "Foxbat". Then I started shooting' Rick 'Kluso' Tollini, F-15 pilot The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit...
That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German Airspace: the Story of the Fourth of July Alpha Scramble
'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no pilot!,' Bill "Turf" Murphy F-15 Driver On Jul. 4, 1989, Captains J. D. "JD" Martin and Bill "Turf" Murphy checked in at the temporary Zulu facility's at Soesterberg to assume the duties of ALPHA KILO ZERO ONE and ZERO was TWO....
Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
The contract provides for engineering, manufacturing, and development, production, integration, testing and deployment of F-15 Legion Pod IRST Pods Boeing has been awarded a $208 million contract to supply F-15 Legion Pod infrared search-and-track (IRST) pods. This sole-source acquisition is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-164-18 that the contract provides for engineering, manufacturing,...
USAF could buy up to 80 F-15Xs (and risk losing part of its planned F-35 fleet) over a period of five years
The fighter will be designated as F-15IA and features certain stealth capabilities, such as radar-absorbing paint and internal weapons carriage The Times of Israel says Boeing is expected to land a massive $11 billion deal to supply F-15s, CH-47s and KC-767s to Israel. The money will come from U.S. military aid that is progressively paid out each year. The upgraded fighter will...
"LIMA ALPHA ZERO ONE, Tango Scramble Two!" F-15 Driver describes what it's like Sitting Hot Alert in the Cold War
"For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an Eagle Driver at Bitburg," Doug Dildy, former F-15 Driver "For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an F-15 Driver at Bitburg." As explained by Steve Davies and Doug Dildy...
Israel to buy 25 advanced F-15I multirole fighters
The advanced F-15I multirole fighters will feature large-area cockpit display and extended lifespan Flight Global says Israel will be buying another batch of new advanced F-15I multirole fighters that feature large-area cockpit display and extended lifespan. The purchase of 25 aircraft will be done in conjunction with upgrades to Israeli Air Force’s existing F-15I fleet. The purchase of additional F-15s has recently...
The sad story of the Blue on Blue incident which resulted in the destruction of two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters by two USAF F-15s
In those few moments the lives of 26 crew and passengers aboard the two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters were ended and the reputation of the F-15 Eagle was forever altered On Apr. 14, 1994, tragedy struck when the 26 crew and passengers of two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were downed over northern Iraq by two F-15Cs flown...
Video shows Houthis SAM scoring a hit on RSAF F-15S
The F-15S was badly damaged but managed to return home safely Taken on Mar. 21, 2018, the video in this post shows one of R-27T air to air missiles deployed by the Houthis as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) scoring a hit on a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15S. The Strike Eagle was badly damaged but managed to return home...