Tag: F-15E Strike Eagle

Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
Lawmakers are skeptical about the capabilities of the F-15X Advanced Eagle The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is reportedly requesting an upgraded version of the Boeing F-15 Eagle fighter jet in its 2020 budget, despite pushback from lawmakers and earlier skepticism from top USAF officials. According to Bloomberg, the service...
How the Battle of Robert’s Ridge turned the F-15E Strike Eagle into the perfect CAS platform
A Strike Eagle team, led by then Maj. Christopher M. Short, flew overhead during the early part of the Battle Robert’s Ridge. “And so we shot 500 rounds, 75 feet from friendlies,” Short said. “And my wingman made five passes and shot 500 rounds, having never done it before.” The national recognition...
JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of JASSM for greater standoff distance The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has placed a $390 million contract to buy 360 JASSM-ER cruise missiles from Lockheed Martin. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2021. Noteworthy the Pentagon announced on Sep. 10 that it has given Lockheed...
KC-46A Pegasus completes receiver certification testing for F-15E
The receiver certification involving the F-15 is in preparation for the start of KC-46A Pegasus Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) work next year The interesting photo in this post shows a KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft connecting with an F-15E Strike Eagle test aircraft from Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, last...
492nd FS F-15E successfully certifies Estonian BAK-14 cable arresting system
The BAK-14 system was paid for with FY16 European Deterrence Initiative funding which increases the capability and readiness of U.S. forces allowing for a faster response in the event of any aggression The 492nd Fighter Squadron successfully completed a BAK-14 certification and close air support training with Estonian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, Nov. 2, at Amari Air Base, Estonia. The Madhatters...
Seymour Johnson F-15E Strike Eagle hits 10,000 flying hours
F-15E tail 472 is the first Strike Eagle assigned to a Seymour Johnson AFB training squadron, 333rd or 334th FS, to achieve this feat and is the 10th overall 4th Fighter Wing jet to reach that milestone On Sep. 18, 2018 F-15E Strike Eagle tail 472 achieved a rare milestone within the training community: it reached 10,000-flying hours. F-15E tail 472...
Spectacular clip shows USAF F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" in the Mach Loop during Low Level Training
Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips the cool video in this post shows 48th FW F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" during low level training in Mach Loop LFA7 Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips the cool video in this post shows 48th Fighter Wing’s (FW) F-15E Strike Eagles "making vapes" during low level training in Mach Loop Low Flying Area...
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-15E Driver explains how he shot down an Iraqi Mi-24 attack helicopter with a 2000lb laser-guided bomb 
"I said, 'There's no chance the bomb will get him now,' even though Dan was working hard to keep the laser spot on him. I got a good lock with my missile and was about to pickle off a Sidewinder when the bomb flew into my field of view on the targeting IR screen. There was a big flash,...
336th Fighter Squadron CO hits 3,000 hours milestone on F-15E
According to Boeing, Col. Matthew Swanson is the 37th F-15E fighter pilot to eclipse that feat On Jun. 11, 2018 the commanding officer (CO) of the 336th Fighter Squadron, Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson, clocked 3,000 flight hours on the F-15E during a sortie from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB). According the article Rocketeer reaches 3K flying hours written by Tech....