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F-15 Eagle
« on: October 13, 2016, 08:54:11 AM »
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The F-15 Eagle has been the U.S. Air Force’s primary fighter jet aircraft and intercept platform for decades. The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight any current enemy aircraft. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. The weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.

The F-15's superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing loading. Low wing-loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.

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The F-15E is a two-seat, dual-role, totally integrated fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and deep interdiction missions. The rear cockpit is upgraded to include four multi-purpose CRT displays for aircraft systems and weapons management. The digital, triple-redundant Lear Siegler flight control system permits coupled automatic terrain following, enhanced by a ring-laser gyro inertial navigation system.

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The F-15 Multistage Improvement Program was initiated in February 1983, with the first production MSIP F-15C produced in 1985. Improvements included an upgraded central computer; a Programmable Armament Control Set, allowing for advanced versions of the AIM-7, AIM-9, and AIM-120A missiles; and an expanded Tactical Electronic Warfare System that provides improvements to the ALR-56C radar warning receiver and ALQ-135 countermeasure set. The final 43 included a Hughes APG-70 radar.

F-15C, D and E models were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm where they proved their superior combat capability. F-15C fighters accounted for 34 of the 37 Air Force air-to-air victories. F-15Es were operated mainly at night, hunting SCUD missile launchers and artillery sites using the LANTIRN system.


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F-15 Strike  Eagle

Milestones:

Date   News Release
Oct 01 2015   Boeing Selected as Prime for EPAWSS Electronic Warfare Suite Program
April 30 2013   Boeing Rolls Out 1st F-15SA for Royal Saudi Air Force
Nov 14 2012   Boeing Adapts Innovative Training Technologies to F/A-18E and F-15E
Aug 29 2012   Boeing to Provide Performance-Based Logistics for US Air Force F-15 Radars
July 30 2012   Boeing Integrates Next-Gen Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System on Silent Eagle
July 23 2012   Boeing F-15E Radar Modernization Program Begins 2nd Low Rate Initial Production Phase
June 25 2012   Boeing Completes Wind Tunnel Tests on Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay
April 03 2012   Boeing Completes On-cost, On-schedule Delivery of F-15K Slam Eagles to Korea

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see also: F-15SE Silent Eagle
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F-15 Eagle
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 09:53:30 AM »
USAF F-15 unit completed flight tests with new ADCP II computer operating system | Air Recognition =  28 July 2016
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The first-ever flight equipped with the Advanced Display Core Processor II tested the aircraft’s flight safety, in-flight refueling and basic landing capabilities over Eglin’s water and land ranges

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The ADCP II computer operating system controls all displays, basic flight instruments, caution and warning capabilities, cooling and heating and every weapon and targeting system in the jet, according to Elliott, the 40th Flight Test Squadron F-15 flight commander.

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Though the oldest of Eglin’s F-15s are 30 years old, the Boeing-developed processor allows users to expand their capabilities further through 2040.


A 40th Flight Test Squadron F-15 soars up upon takeoff from the Eglin Air Force Base runway for a morning sortie. The 40th FTS Airmen fly operational test missions in the F-16, F-15 and A-10. The 40th FTS is a squadron in the 96th Test Wing (USAF/Samuel King Jr.)

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USAF lays out F-15C/D re-winging plans - 13 October 2016
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The US Air Force (USAF) is to moving ahead with plans to re-wing its Boeing F-15C/D Eagle fleet as it looks to maintain the type at the forefront of capabilities over the coming decades.

An industry day for the F-15C Service-Life Extension Program (SLEP) is being held at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Georgia on 13 October to consider options for the re-winging of all 235 F-15C/D aircraft in the USAF's inventory to see the type through to its projected out-of-service date of 2045.

As noted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, the new wing will be the same stronger unit as that fitted to the F-15E Strike Eagle variant; be capable of 14 years of flying at current worst usage severity before needing depot-level inspections; maintain the current F-15C/D outer-mould line and existing fuselage interfaces; maintain compatibility with the original aerodynamic and structural properties; show airworthiness compliance without additional full-scale durability testing; and be compatible with all existing aircraft and weapons systems to include fuel, hydraulic, electrical, and environment control systems.

The US Air Force is looking to replace the wings of its 235 single-seat F-15C and twin-seat F-15D aircraft as it looks to maintain the type in service through to 2045. (US Air Force)



Boeing awarded EMD contract for F-15 EW suite - 04 November 2016
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The contract, announced on 4 November, will be complete by 31 August 2020.

EPAWSS is designed to sample the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, identify threats, prioritise, and allocate jamming resources against them, and will replace the 1980s-vintage Tactical Electronic Warfare Suite (TEWS). Boeing was awarded an initial USD4 billion development contract in October 2015, with the system expected to be installed on more than 400 F-15C and F-15E-variant Eagles.

The EPAWSS EW suite will replace the legacy TEWS system that has been fitted to F-15C (pictured) and F-15E-variant Eagles since the 1980s. (US Air Force)
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 05:51:24 AM »
Watch Singapore’s F-15SGs take off and land on a public road during South East Asia’s only road runway exercise | The Aviationist - Nov 13 2016
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Taking place at Lim Chu Kang Road from Nov. 10 to 14, Ex. Torrent 2016 features the RSAF‘s aircraft conducting simultaneous launch and recovery operations from Lim Chu Kang Road and the Tengah Air Base runway.

Interestingly, among the warplanes operating from a public road, there are also F-15SGs: although Eagles of various variants have already performed alternate runway exercises before (reportedly, South Korean F-15Ks in 2008) this is the first time the Singaporean Strike Eagles took part in public road operations.

Top image credit: Alert 5 /Wiki

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* RSAF Exercise Torrent 2016 - Montage
* Exercise Torrent 2016

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 05:43:05 AM »
Check out this crazy photo of the Supermoon featuring a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle | The Aviationist - Nov 18 2016
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Taken on Nov. 14 by Suzanne Farmer, the picture above shows an F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, UK, with the Supermoon in the background.

The Supermoon on that night was the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948: 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.
Image credit: Suzanne Farmer

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 11:25:18 AM »
Boeing lands $558 mn USAF contract for F-15 fighter jet radar upgrade | Air Recognition - 01 December 2016
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The US defense giant Boeing has been awarded a $558,462,269 contract from the US Air Force for F-15 Combined APG-63 Version 3 Radar Improvement Program Version 3 and APG-82 Version 1 Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades, the US Department of Defense announced on Nov. 30 on its website.

Under this modification contract, Boeing will provide procurement, installation, initial spares and support for 42 Version 3, and 29 RMP radars.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 11:16:38 AM »
Saudi Arabia orders AN/APG-63(V)3 radars for its F-15SA fighter jets | Air Recognition - 07 February 2017
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The US-based defense contractor Boeing secured an $18.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide AN/APG-63(V)3 radars for Royal Saudi Air Force's F-15SA fighter jets, the US Department of Defense announced on Feb. 6 on its website.

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Saudi Arabia launched a $30 bn program in 2010 to upgrade its fleet of 68 F- 15S multi-role fighters to the SA (Saudi Advanced) standard and for the purchase of 84 newbuild F-15SA fighter jets. This ambitious program includes acquisition of up to 170 APG-63(V)3 radar. The first of 152 F-15SA Eagle fighter aircraft arrived in the Kingdom on 13 December, 2016.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 08:55:02 PM »
US and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets | Aljazeera
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Washington and Doha have signed an agreement for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets with an initial cost of $12bn, as US President Donald Trump's administration attempts to navigate an ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.

The aircraft purchase was completed by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his US counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington DC on Wednesday, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).

Attiyah said the agreement underscores the "longstanding commitment of the state of Qatar in jointly working with our friends and allies in the United States in advancing our military cooperation for closer strategic collaboration in our fight to counter violent extremism and promote peace and stability in our region and beyond".

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 03:41:57 PM »
* US fighter sales to Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain approved

Qatar agrees purchase of F-15QA fighters from US | IHS Jane's 360
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Qatar was cleared to buy 72 F-15QA Eagles and related weapons, support, and training for USD21 billion in November 2016 following years of delay supposedly over concerns raised by Israel. While 72 F-15QAs were approved, it is believed that a portion of this requirement has already been satisfied with 24 Dassault Rafales that were ordered in May 2015. Along with the Rafales, the F-15QAs will replace the Qatar Emiri Air Force's current 12 Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighters.

The Advanced Eagle is the latest variant of the Boeing-made fighter that has also been ordered by Saudi Arabia as the F-15SA. This variant improves on previous models in that it features two additional underwing weapons stations (increasing the number from nine to 11); the option of a large area display cockpit; fly-by-wire controls; the Raytheon AN/APG-82(V)1 or AN/APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar; General Electric GE F-110-129 engines; digital Joint Helmet - Mounted Cueing Systems in both cockpits; and a digital electronic warfare system among other enhancements.


Qatar has agreed the procurement of the Boeing Advanced Eagle, seen here in its F-15SA configuration for Saudi Arabia. In Qatari service it will be designated F-15QA. Source: Saudi Press Agency

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 11:36:45 AM »
RoKAF successfully test-fires Taurus KEPD 350K cruise missile | IHS Jane's 360 - 13 September 2017
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The missile was fired from an F-15K Slam Eagle fighter over the Yellow Sea (also known as the West Sea) and flew some 400 km before accurately hitting the intended target, said the RoKAF, adding that the test demonstrated the missile’s ability to accurately hit key enemy targets and facilities from a long distance.

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The missile, which has a range of up to 500 km, is expected to play an important role in the country’s 'Kill Chain' pre-emptive strike programme designed to destroy missile threats before they leave North Korean territory. “If provoked, our air force will immediately punish our enemy with its excellent precision-strike capability,” a RoKAF colonel involved in the test was quoted as saying in the statement.

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In October 2016 the RoKAF began receiving the first lot of Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missiles from Germany. The service had signed a contract for the missiles in November 2013, with reports putting the number at either 170 or 180 missiles.


A Taurus KEPD 350K missile being displayed for the first time in front of its F-15K Slam Eagle host aircraft at the ADEX 2015 defence exhibition in Seoul. (IHS Markit/James Hardy)

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 08:51:17 PM »
Lockheed's Legion Pod selected as IRST system for the USAF F-15C fleet | Air Recognition - 19 September 2017
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Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod has been selected as the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for the U.S. Air Force's F-15C fleet. Lockheed Martin will produce more than 130 systems, which will be delivered for aircraft integration.


Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod fitted on an F-15C aircraft (Credit: Lockheed Martin)


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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 01:48:16 AM »
Qatar requests $1.1bn FMS for F-15QA fleet infrastructure building | Air Recognition - 03 November 2017
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According to the DSCA, the Qatar requested support of its F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft program to include design and construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations facilities, maintenance facilities, training facilities, information technology support and cyber facilities, force protection support facilities, squadron operations facilities, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1 billion.

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The prime contractor for construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will be determined through competition.

Implementation of the construction, cybersecurity, and force protection aspects of this notification include the establishment of a construction office in Doha with as many as 10 U.S. Government civilians which will adjust in size as case workload varies. Anticipated contractor footprint for this effort is approximately 15 to fifty 50 personnel, which may vary based on phases of construction and establishment of required services.