The U.S. Air Force Has Accepted Its First F-15EX Fighter From Boeing

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Defense News: The Air Force has its first F-15EX
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force took delivery March 10 of the first F-15EX from Boeing and will soon begin testing the new jet, the service said Thursday.
The Air Force signed off on the acceptance of the first F-15EX at the company’s St. Louis facility, the service said in a news release. A photo from Boeing shows the aircraft en route to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
“This is a big moment for the Air Force,” said Col. Sean Dorey, the Air Force’s F-15EX program manager. “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 fifth-generation assets. In addition, it’s capable of carrying hypersonic weapons, giving it a niche role in future near-peer conflicts.”
WNU Editor: Last year the US Air Force and Boeing signed a $1.2 billion contract to build the first eight jets capable of carrying more weapons than any other fighter in its class and launching hypersonic weapons weighing up to 7,000 pounds. The Air Force ultimately wants to acquire 144 F-15EXs as part of a broader effort to replace its aging F-15 fleet.
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