To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

US F-15EX operational deliveries begin as plan to base aircraft in Japan unveiled

9th July 2024 - 17:33 GMT | by Damian Kemp in St Louis, Missouri

RSS

Six F-15EX have been used for test and evaluation. (Photo: USAF)

Boeing was awarded a US$1.2 billion contract in July 2020 for the production of the first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft with a planned procurement of 144 aircraft to replace ageing F-15C/Ds in service.

Boeing last week delivered the second F-15EX Strike Eagle II to 142nd Wing Oregon Air National Guard (ANG), Portland, following delivery of the first in June. The US Air Force (USAF) had previously announced it was to deploy 36 of its F-15EX to Kadena Air Base in Japan over the next few years as aircraft are delivered.

The company has already delivered six aircraft for operational testing and evaluation by USAF at Elgin Air Force Base along with the ANG aircraft and will now look to deliver the remaining 12 F-15QA aircraft for Qatar Emiri Air Force before moving onto Lot

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Damian Kemp

Author

Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin