Timetable for next era of F-15 Production
With the Saudi contract finally coming through (some say political, others say coincidence), lets look at the expected time table for when we will see the first F-15SA take to the sky. After a contract is signed it takes approximately three years for the first delivery to take place, meaning the first delivery of the F-15SA is not planned until January 2015. The last F-15K and F-15SG’s...
BREAKING: Saudi Deal Is Signed!
The United States is set to finally announce a formal agreement to supply Saudi Arabia with 84 new F-15SA Strike Eagles, and upgrades to 70 F-15S’s currently operated by the middle eastern country. The contract, which as been held up by delays, will extend the F-15 production line in St. Louis through the year 2018 saving it from its planned hiatus during the second quarter of 2012....
2011 Year In Review; What's Ahead For 2012
Although it seems like only a few months ago we were celebrating the new year, its already time to put a close on 2011. Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows of Boeing’s fast-jet industry this year… The highs… Final AF/A-18 Super Hornet’s delivered ahead of schedule F-15 Silent Eagle simulation in South Korea Super Hornet simulation in Brazil U.S. Navy...
Super Hornet fails to win Japan contract
It has just been announced that Japan has decided on the F-35 stealth fighter as it’s 42 aircraft replacement to it’s F-4 phantoms. The main reason being the technology they could get from the aircraft; making it easier for them to develop their own “fifth” generation fighter. First India in the summer. Now Japan. Not a good year for export sales. Brazil is currently...
Israel considering Silent Eagle
Around this time last year, Israel flat out denied that they would consider buying any F-15 Silent Eagle aircraft, because “they could not come close to the potential of the F-35”. Flash forward one year, one that has seen the F-35 program decline into possibilities of total cancellation and a price overrun of nearly $150 million per airframe. A new report suggests that Israel may buy...