Boeing’s first F-15QA test completed
Boeing as successfully completed the first test of its F-15 Qatar Advanced (QA) fighter jet (pictured) which has been developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF).
The test lasted approximately 1.5h and was conducted at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri.
Col. Ahmed Al Mansoor, Commander of the QEAF F-15 Wing said: ‘This successful first flight is an important milestone that brings our squadrons one step closer to flying this incredible aircraft over the skies of Qatar.’
The contract was awarded to the company in 2017 for $6.2 billion to manufacture 36 F-15 jets for Qatar. An additional FMS was agreed for the provision of support services and maintenance training in 2019.
The aircraft’s avionics and radar were also successfully tested which include a next-generation fly-by-wire flight control, digital cockpit, modernised sensors and improved EW capabilities.
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