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F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?  
User currently offlineandydtwnwa7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 13265 times:

I know a couple years back Boeing unveiled the F-15 Silent Eagle, and there was alot of buzz about potential countries to buy it. Are there any new developments with it at this time, or has Boeing put the project to rest?

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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13150 times:

Still looking for a customer, I think I read recently they are pushing S Korea to pick some up instead of F-35s. I think a few countries are looking at the conformal weapon bays as add ons.

It will be a hard sell, and with Lockheed now offering the F-16V with AESA and some gear to make them more interoperable with the F-22 and F-35, it will be harder.


User currently offline757gb From Uruguay, joined Feb 2009, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12839 times:

I hope the Eagle stays in production for a long time somehow... losing the Tomcat was bad enough  


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12756 times:

Well, the F-15 will be produced for a while, at least for the next few years because of the Saudi Arabia order. The F-15SE, or at least parts of the program are in flight and qualification tests.

[Edited 2012-02-17 06:17:49]

User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4836 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11308 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 3):
Well, the F-15 will be produced for a while, at least for the next few years because of the Saudi Arabia order.

And Boeing could now proceed with the work in earnest after finally receiving the $11.4B contract officially.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...lion-saudi-order-for-f-15s-369304/

Quote:
"Boeing has received a previously announced contract worth $11.4 billion to supply Saudi Arabia with 84 F-15SA Strike Eagle fighters, the US military announced on 8 March.

'This particular undefinitsed contract action covers development efforts for the new aircraft and retrofit as well as procurement of the 84 new production aircraft,' the announcement reads. 'Work is expected to be completed October 2020.'

The sale was finalised last December when the Saudis signed a letter of offer and acceptance for a package of 84 new jets, upgrades to 70 older F-15S fighters, and associated weapons systems and sensors."



As for the Silent Eagle, things are still relatively "quiet" on the South Korean "front".....

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/f15se/images/91720/boeing-f-15-silent-eagle-cutaway.jpg.
http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...eing-f-15-silent-eagle-cutaway.jpg


.....although Japan's recent grumblings about the F-35 will certainly not go unnoticed in Seoul, or in Boeing's boardrooms.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30986 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10892 times:
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Quoting Devilfish (Reply 4):
.....although Japan's recent grumblings about the F-35 will certainly not go unnoticed in Seoul, or in Boeing's boardrooms.

I wonder if Boeing / DoD would be willing to let Mitsubishi build the Silent Eagle under contract for the JASDF to replace the F-15J.


User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4836 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10684 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):

I wonder if Boeing / DoD would be willing to let Mitsubishi build the Silent Eagle under contract for the JASDF to replace the F-15J.

Boeing (errr...McDD) agreed to it before.....

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.....IMO, they'd jump at a chance of continued F-15 production for Japan. Doubtful the DoD would be as enthusiastic.



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