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Japan set to make its F-15 fleet more lethal

30th October 2019 - 12:01 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Japan is moving forward an ambition to modernise its Boeing F-15J fighter fleet, with the US State Department approving, on 29 October, the major upgrade of 98 aircraft to ‘Japanese Super Interceptor’ (JSI) status.

The potential programme, yet to be contracted, is worth $4.5 billion, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

Boeing will act as prime contractor for the FMS portion of this programme, while the American OEM will be a subcontractor to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the direct commercial sale portion of the work.

While the exact configuration of an F-15J JSI is not entirely clear,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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