McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle

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F-15E Strike Eagle
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle over Afghanistan
Role Attack Aircraft
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight 11 December 1986
Introduction April 1988
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]
Unit cost
F-15E: US$31.1 million (flyaway cost, 1998)[2]
F-15K: US$100 million (2006)[3]
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]

Current operators of the F-15 in light blue, F-15E Strike Eagle in red, both in dark blue
An F-15E Strike Eagle breaking away from a tanker.
 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
 United States

  1. Number built: F-15E= 237,[1] F-15I= 25,[1] F-15S= 72,[1] F-15K= 61, F-15SG= 24, and F-15SA= 1; total= 421.

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