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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Boeing Delivers Next F-15EX Ahead of Schedule

Eight months from contract award to the first F-15EX delivery
F-15EX will soon start official flight testing on the path to fielding at F-15C bases
Open architecture enabled

Photo Boeing

On Tuesday, a Boeing-led industry team officially delivered a second F-15EX fighter aircraft to the U.S. Air Force earlier than the contract requirement. The result of a collaboration across industry, the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard, the F-15EX is a ready-now replacement for the F-15C that includes best-in-class payload, range and speed and an all-new digital infrastructure.

“Moving from contract award to delivery in a matter of months enables the U.S. Air Force to get a head start on flight testing and demonstrates our commitment to exceeding expectations,” said Prat Kumar, Boeing vice president and F-15 program manager. “Along with state-of-the-art avionics and survivability suite, the new F-15EX includes almost 3 miles of high-speed digital data bus to enable open architecture, which will keep it evolving ahead of threats for decades.”