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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

With the recent South Korean order, the F-15E/K line will be open for quite a few more years to come. What is the likelihood that the U.S.A.F. will order some additional airframes? I know that Israel order the F-16I, but does that mean they will stick with only 1 squadron of F-15Is? Also, I recently read that Boeing is offering the F-15S to Singapore as an A-4 replacement. Is this true and if so, what type of chance does it have?


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

"does that mean they will stick with only 1 squadron of F-15Is?"

Most likely. They sure love them Strike Eagles, but they are just too expensive, quantity cannot be discarded all together, that's why the IDF/AF went for the F-16I (they could get about 150-200% airframes for the same amount of money).

LY744.



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

It all depends on the attrition rates if the war goes ahead next weekend like many people predict. During the last (second) gulf war, the F-15E was rushed into service, and 2 were lost. If things do not go so well this time around, the USAF may also put in a top-up order in the near future for attrition.

T.J.



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