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2017

21 September 2017 | MILAVIA News

4 FW celebrates 75 years of airpower

As the youngest branch of the Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, celebrated its 70th birthday, the 4th Fighter Wing celebrated its 75th anniversary with a weekend of celebratory events and ceremonies.

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31 July 2017 | Combat Aircraft

USAF 550th Fighter Squadron ‘Silver Eagles’ back in business

The active duty Air Force detachment at Kingsley Field, Oregon, has been designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron following an activation ceremony at Kingsley Field, July 21, 2017. In 2014, the detachment was activated as a part of the Total Force Integration (TFI), which brought active-duty F-15C/D Eagle airman to Kingsley Field for the first time. They were originally designated as Detachment 2, 56th Operations Group.

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15 June 2017 | Flight Global

​Qatar orders 36 F-15QA fighters

Qatar has signed a deal for 36 Boeing F-15QA fighter aircraft. The deal is reportedly worth $12 billion, according to media reports quoting official Qatari sources. [...] In November 2016, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) expressed optimism that the deal would go through. The original number, however, was for 72 F-15QAs. The F-15QA is an advanced variant of the two-seat F-15E Strike Eagle. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, it is effective in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

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2016

13 October 2016 | IHS Jane's

South Korea begins receiving Taurus cruise missiles

South Korea has received its first lot of Taurus KEPD 350K cruise missiles during a ceremony at the headquarters of Taurus Systems in Schrobenhausen, Germany, it was announced on 14 October. An undisclosed number of missiles were formally handed over to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF)

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2015

20 January 2015 | Flight Global

Israel to upgrade F-15Is with new radar

​The Israeli air force is upgrading the capabilities of its Boeing F-15I strike aircraft, with the work to include installing a new radar.

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2014

26 September 2014 | ACC

End of an era: 65th AGRS set to inactivate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will become inactive. Since being reactivated on Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS has helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies.

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22 August 2014 | IHS Jane's

Singapore quietly expanding F-15 fleet

Singapore appears to have quietly boosted the size of its F-15SG fleet from 24 aircraft to 40, according to Boeing financial statements, aircraft registration filings, and US congressional reports. Singapore originally bought 12 F-15SGs - with an option for eight more - under a contract signed in

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17 July 2014 | ACC

F-15E takes first flight with new radar system

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade here in June. The inaugural flight with the new radar system was flown by Capt. Matthew Riley, 389th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Maj. Jacob Lindaman, 389th FS weapon systems officer. [...] The RMP replaces the F-15E's more than 20-year-old legacy APG-70 mechanically scanned radar with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) system designated as the APG-82(V)1.

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10 June 2014 | EADS

Royal Saudi Air Force completes transatlantic F-15 deployment for Red Flag 2014

[...] Royal Saudi Air Force on its successful deployment of eight F-15 fighters to the USA for Red Flag 2014 through the use of its new fleet of Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transports.

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4 January 2014 | MILAVIA News

U.S. Air Force F-15s take over Baltic Air Policing mission

Ministry of National Defense Republic of Lithuania news release --- On January 3 Belgium’s air contingent handed over NATO’s mission of ensuring security in the airspace of the Baltic States to air personnel of the United States of America operating four F-15C Eagle fighter-jets at a formal changeover ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force.

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2013

29 November 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

Seoul to Order Taurus Missile Next Month

The nation’s arms procurement agency said Wednesday that it will finalize a deal of importing the Taurus air-to-ground standoff cruise missiles for its F-15K fleet next month. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), it reported to the military decision-making committee...

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14 November 2013 | Flight Global

Japan nears decision on oldest F-15s

Japan should reach a decision “within months” on whether to pursue a modernisation programme for its oldest Boeing/Mitsubishi F-15 combat aircraft, or replace them with a new type, a senior air force official has revealed.

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18 October 2013 | ACC

Shutdown ends and the Eagles fly again

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Sounds of the twin engines of Bold Tiger F-15E Strike Eagles reverberated through the Idaho Desert during exercise Mountain Roundup, Oct. 15. The 391st Fighter Squadron was forbidden to fly during the government shutdown, despite being the host wing for a major, multinational-joint exercise, which kicked-off Sept. 30 and ended Oct. 16.

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16 October 2013 | Flight Global

Update on Israeli F-15I upgrade progress

​The Israeli air force has updated its modernisation programme with a major upgrade for its F-15I strike aircraft.

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24 September 2013 | Flight Global

South Korea backs down from F-15 Silent Eagle selection: report

South Korea appears set to re-tender its F-X III competition for 60 fighter, after deciding against selecting the Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle ...

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19 September 2013 | Flight Global

Singapore's F-15SGs achieve final operational capability

​Singapore’s Boeing F-15SG fighter aircraft have achieved full operational capability [FOC] three and half years after the first deliveries.

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17 September 2013 | Flight Global

South Korea poised for final decision in F-X III

South Korea could make a final decision in the F-X III competition for 60 fighters as soon as next week, with Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle in strong position.

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6 September 2013 | DefenseNews.com

Boeing Close to Winning S. Korean Fighter Deal

Boeing is set to inch closer to clinching a multibillion-dollar deal to sell 60 F-15 Silent Eagle jets to South Korea, as its competitors have effectively been priced out of the contest.

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3 September 2013 | Flight Global

Israel, USA perform Sparrow target missile test

The "ballistic missiles" that Russian early warning radars detected over the Mediterranean sea on the morning of 3 September have been confirmed as two Sparrow target missiles launched from an Israeli air force Boeing F-15 during a joint Israeli/US test, performed as part of the development of the Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor....

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19 July 2013 | ACC

Rocketeers return to the sky

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- After standing down for more than three months, the 336th Fighter Squadron was given the green light to resume flying hours and get back to combat mission ready (CMR) status, July 17.

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18 July 2013 | ACC

Bold Tigers return to sky

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The 391st Fighter Squadron resumed flying July 17 after budget cuts required the squadron to stand down April 8. The restored flying hour program represents Congressional action on the $1.8 billion overseas contingency operations reprogramming decision, making peacetime dollars available. The Air Force Council has approved the use of $423 million of those dollars to restore flying hours for affected units.

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30 April 2013 | Boeing

Boeing Rolls Out 1st F-15SA for Royal Saudi Air Force

Boeing today rolled out the first F-15SA for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The F-15SA, the newest variant of the combat-proven F-15, provides improved performance and increased survivability at a lower life-cycle cost. The aircraft has two additional wing stations for increased payload and capability.

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24 April 2013 | ACC

25 years of dominant Strike Eagle airpower

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Airmen from across the globe, and the decades, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the F-15E Strike Eagle here, April 12, 2013. The aircrew, and the operational capability of this dual-role fighter aircraft, have faced formidable threats and significantly shaped the battlefield for more than a quarter of a century.

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3 April 2013 | Flight Global

US reveals details of F-15SE, F-35A bids for South Korea

The US Department of Defense formally notified the US Congress of potential sales of the Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike...

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19 March 2013 | Flight Global

PICTURE: USAF flies first F-15SA for Saudi Arabia

The US Air Force has flown the first fly-by-wire F-15SA combat aircraft for Saudi Arabis ...

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11 March 2013 | Flight Global

USAF investigating new displays for F-15C Eagle

The US Air Force is working on adding new displays onto the Boeing F-15C Eagle air superiority fighter to complement the aircraft's upgraded sensors. The...

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11 March 2013 | Flight Global

Israel's F-15I upgrade tackles new threats

The Israeli air force plans to complete a major upgrade to its Boeing F-15I strike aircraft during 2013 ...

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10 January 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

Defective Boeing Part Caused F-15 Breakup

Boeing Co. agreed to provide $1 million in replacement parts for its F-15 fighters in a confidential settlement over a jet that broke apart in midair in 2007, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general. A joint investigation for the inspector general and the Air Force found that Boeing...

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9 January 2013 | AviationWeek

U.S. Air Force F-15 Funding Flying High

The U.S. Air Force will have spent about $5.8 billion on F-15 programs between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2017, with F-15E Strike Eagles accounting for about $3.2 billion of that total.

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2012

17 September 2012 | Raytheon

Second contract for US Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program

Raytheon has been awarded a second low-rate initial production contract for APG-82(V)1 active electronically scanned array radar to provide advanced combat capabilities and improved reliability for the F-15E Strike Eagle.

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17 August 2012 | Flight Global

USAF plans F-15 modernization, but pilots want better displays

The US Air Force is planning a host of upgrades for its fleet of Boeing F-15Cs and F-15Es, but pilots say that without upgraded displays, they will not be...

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26 July 2012 | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Completes JASSM F-15E Integration

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed F-15E platform integration with a successful all-up round (AUR) flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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23 July 2012 | Boeing

Boeing F-15E Radar Modernization Program Begins 2nd Low Rate Initial Production Phase

U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program (RMP) approval to begin Low Rate Initial Production 2 (LRIP 2) of 10 APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems.

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19 July 2012 | Raytheon

Small Diameter Bomb II finds, hits moving target

Raytheon's GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) program achieved a major milestone when it successfully engaged and hit a moving target during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Currently in engineering and manufacturing development, SDB II is designed to engage moving targets in adverse weather and through battlefield obscurants. During the July 17 test, the crew of a U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter staging out of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., released the GBU-53/B, which then acquired, tracked and guided to a moving target using its tri-mode seeker, scoring a direct hit.

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26 June 2012 | Key.Aero

Boeing's Silent Eagle still alive

Boeing's F-15 update, the F-15SE 'Silent Eagle' is still being developed.

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17 April 2012 | MILAVIA News

Strike Eagle Extreme; Nearly 70 F-15Es take to sky

Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., came together to honor their heritage by launching nearly 70 F-15E Strike Eagles in a Turkey Shoot training mission April 16.

The nearly 70 Strike Eagles taxied one after the next simultaneously down the base flightline before heading to bombing ranges across North Carolina to destroy more than 1,000 targets.

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3 April 2012 | Boeing

Boeing Completes Delivery of F-15K Slam Eagles to Korea

Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on April 2 at Daegu Air Base. All ROKAF F-15Ks were delivered on cost and on schedule.

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18 January 2012 | ACC

F-15E reaches 10,000 flying hour milestone

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the early hours of the day, the aircraft parking ramp at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, was alive with activity. Checklists were run, hatches checked, bombs loaded and missions briefed, as the crew chiefs, support units, and flyers of F-15E Strike Eagle #89-0487 achieved a milestone 10,000 flying hours Jan. 13.

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2011

30 December 2011 | USAF News

Saudi Arabia to purchase 84 F-15SA, upgrade current F-15 fleet

Air Force officials announced the next chapter in a partnership with the Royal Saudi Air Force as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently signed a $29.4 billion Foreign Military Sales Letter of Offer and Acceptance solidifying their plans to purchase 84 F-15SA fighter aircraft and upgrade their current fleet of 70 F-15S aircraft to the SA configuration.

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30 December 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

US, Saudi Sign $30 Bn Sale of 84 F-15SAs, Upgrade of 70 F-15Ss

The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a government-to-government agreement under the Foreign Military Sales program to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force. Valued at $29.4 billion, this agreement includes production of 84 new aircraft and t...

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6 October 2011 | Flight Global

Boeing backs away from 2012 prediction for F-15 shutdown

Boeing has backed off from previous forecasts that its F-15 production line would shut down next year, due to a number of pending orders ...

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28 September 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

USAF Approves LRIP for F-15E Radar Upgrade

ST. LOUIS --- Boeing today announced that the U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program (RMP) approval to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the APG-82(V)1 radar system. Boeing and radar supplier Raytheon also performed extensive flight tests to validate the design...

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25 August 2011 | Flight Global

South Korea receives three F-15K Slam Eagles

South Korea has taken delivery of three more Boeing F-15K Slam Eagles, with the final eight of its 2008 21 aircraft order to be delivered before April 2012.

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1 August 2011 | ACC

Road trip: Langley F-15 Eagle trucked cross country to enshrinement

For nearly 40 years, the 1st Fighter Wing flew the venerable F-15 Eagle here, cementing its place as one of the most successful fighters in aviation history. While Langley's flightline no longer hosts the fourth-generation jet, the Chico Air Museum in Chico, Calif., opened its doors for the one of the last remaining 1st FW F-15 to call home. On July 22, the fighter began its journey from Hampton Roads to northern California -- but not in the skies.

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3 June 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

Boeing Delivers 2 F-15K Slam Eagles to South Korea

DAEGU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --- The Boeing Company delivered two F-15K Slam Eagle aircraft -- designated F-15K49 and F-15K50 -- to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base on May 30. The aircraft departed the Boeing St. Louis facility on May 25 and made stops in Palmdale, ...

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18 April 2011 | Lockheed Martin

Republic of Korea Air Force Receives First Lockheed Martin Sniper® Pods

ORLANDO, Fl, April 18th, 2011 -- The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) recently received Lockheed Martin Sniper pods for their F-15K aircraft. Delivered to Daegu Air Base, South Korea, these pods will be immediately deployed into full flight operations with the ROKAF F-15K fleet. “Sniper pods provide the ROKAF with updated targeting and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR) capabilities for the F-15K fleet,” said Marc Nazon, program manager for Fixed Wing Fire Control at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “We look forward to continued support and training to ensure that ROKAF pilots and maintainers have a full command of the Sniper pod’s capabilities.”

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5 April 2011 | Key.Aero

Two more F-15Ks for Korea

Two F-15K Slam Eagles have been delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force.

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2010

21 October 2010 | Flight Global

Saudi Arabia seeks F-15 deal worth $29.4bn

The US government has confirmed details of a possible order by Saudi Arabia worth $29.4 billion for 84 new F-15SAs ...

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3 August 2010 | Shephard

Boeing receives 1st F-15E radar modernization program test asset from Raytheon

Boeing received the first APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar test set for the US Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program (RMP) from Raytheon in St. Louis on June 10. The radar test set, which has successfully completed Acceptance Test Procedures, will undergo further tests at Boeing's Electronic Systems Integration Lab in St. Louis before being integrated into an F-15E.

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21 July 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

F-15SE Demonstrator Fires Amraam Missile

ST. LOUIS --- The Boeing Company successfully launched a missile from the F-15 Silent Eagle's newly designed Conformal Weapons Bay (CWB) on July 14. Demonstration aircraft F-15E1 departed from Point Mugu Naval Air Weapon Station, Calif., at 5:59 p.m Pacific time, launched an inert AIM-120 Advanced M...

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29 April 2010 | Flight Global

Boeing flies re-engined F-15K for South Korea

Boeing has performed the first flight of a Pratt & Whitney F100-229EEP-equipped F-15K for South Korea ...

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28 April 2010 | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Developing System Requirements for F-15C IRST Program

ORLANDO, FL, April 28th, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the Boeing Company to continue developing system requirements for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15C IRST sensor system program. The IRST sensor system augments the aircrews’ critical ability to track and engage targets in dense threat environments. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The passive IRST sensor system, used alone or in concert with existing F-15 sensors, provides the Warfighters unprecedented on-board situational awareness while detecting, identifying and engaging enemy targets at extended ranges. The IRST system’s high-angle accuracy also provides the ability to track closely-spaced targets at maximum ranges. This information can be used alone or combined with other sensor data to further enhance the pilot’s situational awareness.

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26 April 2010 | AviationWeek

USAF Non-Stealthy Fighters To Support F-22s

In all, 167 F-15Cs are to be upgraded to Golden Eagle standards and fitted with Raytheon V3 AESA radars

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23 April 2010 | Key.Aero

More F-15Ks for RoKAF

The first of the next batch of F-15K 'Slam Eagles' for the Republic of Korea Air Force has flown.

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13 April 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

First Operational F-15C with AESA Radar Unveiled

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Boeing representatives joined the U.S. Air Force and Florida Air National Guard (ANG) in Jacksonville today to roll out the first operational ANG F-15C equipped with an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. Boeing is under contract to upgrade 14 ANG and 10 Air Force...

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7 April 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

Singapore Stands Up First F-15SG Squadron

Against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, the jet zips around at supersonic speed while carrying an impressive load of up to eight air-to-air missiles. Armed with a cutting-edge radar system and an advanced integrated sensor suite, which allows the swift detection and accurate striking of targets, t...

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15 March 2010 | Key.Aero

Saudis looking at Silent Eagle

Saudi Arabia wants to buy "at least two squadrons" of F-15 fighters.

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2008

25 April 2008 | MILAVIA News

Korea to Buy 21 More F-15Ks From Boeing

South Korea's arms procurement agency Friday announced a contract to purchase 21 F-15K fighters from The Boeing Company of the United States.

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2005

5 September 2005 | MILAVIA News

Singapore Selects Boeing F-15

Singapore has selected Boeing's proposal as the winner of the RSAF Next Fighter Replacement Programme and is currently in the final stages of negotiations.

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16 March 2005 | MILAVIA News

First Boeing F-15K Revealed

On 16 March 2005 the official roll-out of the first F-15K Strike Eagle for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) took place at the Boeing site in St. Louis, Mo.

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5 March 2005 | MILAVIA News

Boeing F-15K First Flight

The Republic of Korea destined F-15K made its first flight on 3 March 2005 in St. Louis.

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