Description: The F-15E Strike Eagle is a two-seat, multi-role, fighter aircraft for all-weather air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The rear cockpit includes four multipurpose displays for aircraft systems and weapons managements. The APG-70 radar and the LANTIRN navigation and targeting pods provide the F-15E with excellent precision strike capability day and night, and adverse weather conditions.
During the Gulf War, the F-15E Strike Eagle was used mainly at night hunting SCUD missile launchers and artillery sites. The LANTIRN pods demonstrated to be very valuable for the F-15E success. The F-15E still retains the A, B, C and D air-to-air capability and the internal 20mm gun. Two low-drag conformal fuel tanks that hug the F-15E's fuselage increase the maximum range.
The F-15E Strike Eagle with some modifications has been exported to Israel (F-15I Thunder), and Saudi Arabia (F-15S Peace Sun IX). The F-15I is an upgraded model from US Air Force F-15E, and the F-15S is a downgraded model. The F-15K is an advanced derivative of F-15E developed to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).
The highly advanced F-15SG is the latest combat aircraft based on the F-15E Strike Eagle. It was selected by the Republic of Singapore to replace its A-4SU Skyhawk attack aircraft in late 2005. The development and production contract was awarded to Boeing in December 2005 which included 12 firm aircraft with an option for eight additional fighter jets to be executed at a later date. F-15SG deliveries to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RoSAF) were scheduled to take place in 2008 and 2009.
The F-15SG multi-role combat aircraft will be equipped with the most technologically sophisticated avionics and weapon systems provided to an F-15 aircraft. Singapore selected the F-15SG aircraft after close competition between Boeing's F-15 and Dassault's Rafale multi-role fighters. According to the French Ministry of Defense Singapore's decision was influenced by the US Dollar rating by comparison with Euro.
In early January 2006, the Government of Singapore selected General Electric F110-GE-129 engine rated at 29,000 pounds of thrust to power its newest F-15SG combat aircraft. US Air Force F-15E aircraft are powered by F100 engines. Up to 20 F-15SGs may be powered by F110 engines if finally Singapore executes its 8 aircraft option.
In April 2006 Boeing selected Lockheed Martin to provide Sniper Advanced targeting pods, Tiger Eyes navigation pods, and an Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System for the Republic of Singapore F-15SGs. Under an undisclosed fixed-price five-year contract this advanced electro-optical sensor suite will be integrated into the F-15SG aircraft beginning in the second quarter of 2007.
F-15 Eagle Orders
F-15 Eagle items 1992-2011
Chart includes F-15SG (108), F-15E Strike Eagle (102), F-15K Slam Eagle (61), F-15C Eagle (10)