F-15EX

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Unread post03 Mar 2021, 18:31

UPDATED To include Boeing per unit cost estimates. WASHINGTON: Boeing has awarded BAE Systems a $58 million contract to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the electronic warfare suite for the F-15EX, moving the program another step toward fielding. The Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) will enable pilots to monitor, jam, and deceive enemy air defenses.

EPAWSS will significantly improve the survivability and utility of the F-15, and will be a great compliment to what is already a very capable and lethal aircraft,” F-15 EPAWSS program manager Lt. Col. Dan Carroll said in a BAE press release today.

EPAWSS “combines multispectral sensors and countermeasures, industry-leading signal processing, microelectronics, and intelligent algorithms to deliver fully integrated radar warning, situational awareness, geo-location, and self-protection capabilities,” BAE’s press release says.

Under current Air Force plans, a total of 217 F-15E model aircraft “could be modernized ” with the EPAWSS system, a BAE spokesperson said in an email — that could include up to 144 F-15EX models. (EPAWSS has a somewhat roiled history tied to shifting service plans for upgrading the F-15E.)

Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/bae ... or-f-15ex/
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Unread post11 Mar 2021, 22:56

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force officially accepted the first F-15EX from the Boeing Co. on March 10, 2021 at the company’s St. Louis facility.

The new fighter is a two-seat aircraft—though operable by a single pilot—with fly-by-wire flight controls, digital cockpit displays, and advanced avionics systems, to include the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System, an electronic warfare upgrade also being fielded on F-15E models.

“This is a big moment for the Air Force,” said Col. Sean Dorey, F-15EX Program Manager with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate, responsible for the acquisition, modernization, and sustainment of the aircraft. “With its large weapons capacity, digital backbone, and open architecture, the F-15EX will be a key element of our tactical fighter fleet and complement 5th-generation assets. In addition, it’s capable of carrying hypersonic weapons, giving it a niche role in future near-peer conflicts.”


https://www.aflcmc.af.mil/news/article- ... st-f-15ex/
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Unread post12 Mar 2021, 15:02

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The F-15EX advanced Eagle has officially arrived. The first of its kind was accepted by the Air Force yesterday and was subsequently ferried from Boeing's historic St. Louis plant to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida where it will undergo testing. The gravity of the moment cannot be understated. This is the first F-15 to be delivered to the Air Force in 17 years and marks a major shift in fighter procurement that some of us had been begging for, seemingly on deaf ears when it came to the Department of Defense, for many years.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... new-f-15ex
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Unread post13 Mar 2021, 15:36

What a beautiful, gorgeous jet.

Factory fresh F-15's... I sure hope we get them up here in MA. Pratt is local (East Hartford, CT) and IMO makes the best fighter engines anywhere in the world. Have to admit though, the new F-110's powering this beast look mighty fine. I've heard great things from F-16 drivers that fly with it, and it sure looks better than the turkey-featherless F-100's our F-15C's still fly IMO. If I'm not mistaken, the new F-110's will give the EX at least 10,000lbs more thrust (total), as well as being more fuel efficient. I so can't wait to see an F-15EX demo, flying one "clean". Yikes.

We're either getting the F-15EX or F-35, so.... can't lose either way :mrgreen:
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Unread post13 Mar 2021, 17:16

mixelflick wrote: If I'm not mistaken, the new F-110's will give the EX at least 10,000lbs more thrust (total), as well as being more fuel efficient. I so can't wait to see an F-15EX demo, flying one "clean". Yikes.

Just remember the EX is ~6,000lb heavier empty and carries ~9,000lb more internal fuel IIRC.
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Unread post14 Mar 2021, 05:00

Is this 9,000 lb more that the F-15C or E which is a more direct comparison. Where abouts is the increased fuel capacity located. Or are you referring to the Fast packs.
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Unread post14 Mar 2021, 07:31

Pretty sure referring to FAST/CFT, which if anything like current F-15E, the F-15EX will almost always have them on.
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Unread post14 Mar 2021, 09:02

jetblast16 wrote:
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The F-15EX advanced Eagle has officially arrived. The first of its kind was accepted by the Air Force yesterday and was subsequently ferried from Boeing's historic St. Louis plant to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida where it will undergo testing. The gravity of the moment cannot be understated. This is the first F-15 to be delivered to the Air Force in 17 years and marks a major shift in fighter procurement that some of us had been begging for, seemingly on deaf ears when it came to the Department of Defense, for many years.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... new-f-15ex


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I'm happy this advanced Eagle is joining the fleet. Look forward to seeing it fully loaded with stations 1 & 9 (is that what they're called?) bristling with AMRAAMs or 9Xs. This sure ain't your Daddy's Eagle.

F-15EX demo? Hmmm...as long as its more akin to the kick-ass C demo profile than the Boring Beagle profile.
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Unread post15 Mar 2021, 00:41

The F-15EX is being purchased as a quick fix to replacing the retiring F-15C's operator by the USAF and ANG correct???
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Unread post15 Mar 2021, 01:11

USAF say F-15EX will "replace ANG F-15C and augment active duty F-15E"
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Unread post15 Mar 2021, 02:28

usafr wrote:USAF say F-15EX will "replace ANG F-15C and augment active duty F-15E"


Never heard about the F-15EX Unit's augmenting F-15E Units???


Nonetheless, some of the F-15C Unit within the ANG are getting the F-35A not the F-15EX's. (159th FS for example) Yet, the whole point of getting the F-15EX. Was it would be a cheaper and quicker solution. Than buying more F-35's.


That said, you may be right about the F-15EX augmenting the F-15E Units. As my guess is all of the USAF F-15C Units will convert to the F-35A. Along with about half of the ANG Units.


So, do we really need 144 (let alone 200) F-15EX's???
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Unread post15 Mar 2021, 03:56

Why did they decide to go with a 2 seater version if it’s mainly meant to replace the F-15C? This seems to be more of a strike oriented aircraft. Why didn’t they go with the F-15X instead?
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Unread post15 Mar 2021, 04:20

icemaverick wrote:Why did they decide to go with a 2 seater version if it’s mainly meant to replace the F-15C? This seems to be more of a strike oriented aircraft. Why didn’t they go with the F-15X instead?



Because the two seat F-15 was the only Eagle Version still in production.
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