F-15EX Super Eagle  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Maiden Flight: 2020
Total Production: 144
Unitary Cost: USD$137 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: F-15 Eagle
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1975
Maiden Flight: July 1972
Total Production: 1,976
Total Cost: USD$59 billion
Family Members: F-15 Silent Eagle, F-15A Eagle, F-15B Eagle, F-15C Eagle, F-15CX Super Eagle, F-15D Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15K Slam Eagle, F-15SA and F-15SG
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Description: The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter aircraft designed to outperform and outfight enemy aircraft obtaining air supremacy for the US Air Force. It replaced the F-4 Phantom II in the US Air Force inventory. During the Balkan conflict the F-15s downed four Serbian MiG-29 Fulcrum and 33 out of the 35 fixed-wing aircraft downed during the Gulf War. The success key of the F-15 Eagle is combination of maneuverability, weaponry, advanced avionics and a pulse-Doppler radar system. The pulse-Doppler radar permits to engage multiple low and high flying targets at long range. The F-15's internal countermeasures system provides both threat warning and automatic delivery of countermeasures against selected threats. The F-15A/B aircraft entered service with the US Air Force in 1975. McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, has produced more than 2,000 aircraft to date for the US Air Force and several customers worldwide.

The F-15 Eagle air defense fighter aircraft is armed with an internal 20mm Gatling gun, four medium range AIM-7 Sparrow or AIM-120A/B/C AMRAAM missiles and up to four short range AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The key sensor provided to the Eagle is the APG-63 pulse Doppler radar which allows to engage the most elusive airborne targets flying at low altitudes. The A, B, C and D models of this aircraft were designed to fly exclusively air defense missions with none or near irrelevant attack capabilities.

The F-15EX Super Eagle is a two-seat version of the F-15X aircraft. The twin-seat aircraft may be optimized for strike missions potentially being a replacement for the F-15E Strike Eagle. The fiscal year 2020 budget proposal for the US Air Force includes provision for eight F-15EX jets worth $1.1 billion. Both F-15X variants will be powered by either existing F110-GE-129 or F100-PW-229 engines both rated at 29,000 pounds of thrust. The US Air Force plans to buy eight F-15EX jets in 2020 and 72 through 2024 with a final order for 64 additional aircraft to be placed after 2024 for a total fleet of 144 jets.

F-15EX Super Eagle Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Service Life Flight Hours: 20,000
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-15EX Super Eagle News

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on 23 May 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019US Air Force to Deploy F-15EX an F-35A Jets along Skyborg Drones

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