Tag: F-15C

USAF to spend $7.86 Billion for 80 F-15EX fighters over the next five years
The new F-15EX aircraft will be based on the F-15QA, which Boeing built for the Qatar Emiri Air Force, though it will have USAF-specific capabilities, including the Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System and the Suite 9.1. Operational Flight Program software. The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $7.86 billion over the...
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...
Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
"With a fully integrated Legion Pod on the F-15 Eagle, the U.S. Air Force will have a revolutionary capability to counter the most potent threats," Michael Williamson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Boeing has given Lockheed Martin two contracts: first is a 28-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the Legion Pod and a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP)...
USAF pilot killed as Ukrainian Su-27UB air force jet crashes during Ex. Clear Sky 2018
The Su-27UB crash took place during Clear Sky 2018 joint multinational exercise A U.S. pilot was among two crew who died when a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27UB fighter jet crashed during a training flight on Oct. 16, 2018 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) said. “We have seen reports claiming a U.S. casualty and can confirm a U.S. service member was involved in this...
144th FW unveils Anniversary F-15C Eagle fighter jet
The unit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the 194th Fighter Squadron Taken on Sep. 19, 2018 the cool photos in this post show 144th Fighter Wing's Anniversary F-15C Eagle fighter jet. The unit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the 194th Fighter Squadron. This special painted F-15C will be at the Capitol Airshow this weekend in Sacramento at the Mather Airport. The 144th...
"Suicidal" Q400 airliner intercepted by F-15Cs before crash
F-15Cs aircraft scrambled out of Portland, Oregon, and were in the air within a few minutes and the pilots kept people on the ground safe On Aug. 10, 2018 a “suicidal” airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The F-15X will carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles and has modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar Marcus Weisgerber reports on Defense One that Boeing is quietly peddling a new variant of its F-15, dubbed F-15X, to the Pentagon. The F-15X will carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles and has modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar. “We see...
F-15QA will feature a new wing
Boeing hopes F-15QA new wing will one day be selected as a service life extension option for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15Cs Boeing has designed a new wing for Qatar’s F-15QA that it hopes will one day be selected as a service life extension option for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15Cs. Flight Global says the new wing retains the same aerodynamic profile...
The story of "Patches," the rebuilt F-15C that honors a fallen Airman
The rebuild team lovingly referred to the F-15C as Patches, due to the noticeable amount of repairs on the aircraft The following article, titled ‘A Flying Memorial’ Part I, and written by Airman 1st Class Delaney Rose, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, tells the story of how a badly damaged F-15C Eagle was rebuilt to honor Tech. Sgt. Robert Wade,...
Video shows USAF F-15C fighters intercepting Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-30s
The intercept, which took place on Nov. 23, 2017, was initiated because the Russian aircraft did not broadcast the appropriate codes required by air traffic control and had no flight plan on file The U.S. Air Force’s 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) will stand down from its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission next week and the service has posted a...