McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
|F-15E Strike Eagle|
|McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle over Afghanistan|
|Manufacturer||McDonnell Douglas |
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
|First flight||11 December 1986|
|Status||Active, in production|
|Primary users||United States Air Force|
Royal Saudi Air Force
Israeli Air Force
Republic of Korea Air Force
For other users, see operators
|Number built||420[N 1]|
|Developed from||McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle|
|Variants||Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle|
The McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle is a modernized variant of the F-15 Eagle. It was optimized as an attack aircraft for the US Air Force with a stronger airframe than earlier versions. It has longer range, more powerful radar, and a second seat for the operator of the strike aircraft equipment. Foreign operators are Israel, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea.
Operators[change | change source]
- Republic of Korea Air Force - 58 F-15Ks in service in January 2014. It ordered a combined 61 F-15K "Slam Eagle" fighters including one lost in an accident.
- Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) - 24 F-15SGs in use as of January 2014. It ordered 24 F-15SG fighters.
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