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Raytheon To Upgrade Usaf F-15E Fleet W/ Aesa Radar

Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:28 am

Now if they can just upgrade their engines, too! I think the GE F-110's like those that of the ROKAF's F-15K's are superior to that even of the P&W -229's...

http://www.milavia.net/news/images/f-15k.jpg

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Raytheon to supply advanced radar for U.S. F-15E
Fri Nov 2, 2007 1:09pm EDT

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Raytheon Co (RTN.N: Quote, Profile, Research) beat Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) in a competition to supply advanced radar capabilities to the U.S. Air Force's Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) F-15E fighter fleet.

Raytheon executives said Friday they had been asked by Boeing to withhold a potential value for the deal pending further discussions.

But, responding to questions in a teleconference, they left the impression it could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars over 10 years or so, including options for retrofit of the fleet's 224 F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role aircraft.

"I wouldn't say that. But I wouldn't argue with you" over the potential hundreds of millions of dollars, said Mike Henchey, a business development director in Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business unit.

The development program for a new F-15E active electronically scanned array, or AESA, radar is expected to start next year, Boeing said in announcing the selection Thursday night.

It said it picked Raytheon after a "rigorous" competition with Northrop, which formally opened this week a new $14 million facility in Linthicum, Maryland, for testing radars.

At an opening ceremony, Ronald Sugar, Northrop's chief executive, voiced hope that the new complex would help the company vie for new large-scale military sensors.

Boeing and Raytheon are already working together on similar AESA radar for Boeing's F/A-18 SuperHornet aircraft.

The equipment features an extremely fast scanning rate and greatly expanded range and is capable of tracking and engaging many more targets with a low probability of intercept. (Reporting by Jim Wolf, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

http://www.reuters.com/article/tnBas...ndustries-SP/idUSN0257182820071102
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:06 am

Quoting AirRyan (Thread starter):
Now if they can just upgrade their engines, too! I think the GE F-110's like those that of the ROKAF's F-15K's are superior to that even of the P&W -229's...

So far, only the RSAF would change engines. The USAF, alas and alack, pleads poverty.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...f110-deal-to-re-engine-boeing.html

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"Saudi Arabia is the third F-15 operator to select the GE powerplant, and the first to switch engine models. South Korea selected the F110-129 to power its 40 F-15Ks and Singapore also ordered the engine for its 12 F-15SGs.

Only the F-15E Strike Eagle and its export variants can be re-engined with the F110-129. The US Air Force completed a field evaluation of the GE engine in the F-15E in 1999, clearing it for export, but lacks the budget to re-engine its own aircraft. Israel is the only other F-15E operator, having acquired 25 F-15Is."


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RE: Raytheon To Upgrade Usaf F-15E Fleet W/ Aesa Radar

Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:25 pm

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 1):
So far, only the RSAF would change engines. The USAF, alas and alack, pleads poverty.....

We can't cut taxes, fight a war, and make improvements on our equipment all in the same budget.
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RE: Raytheon To Upgrade Usaf F-15E Fleet W/ Aesa Radar

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:15 pm

Quoting AirRyan (Thread starter):
I think the GE F-110's like those that of the ROKAF's F-15K's are superior to that even of the P&W -229's...

By far. The PW -229 is a wonderful motor, but GE has it beat with the 110...more rugged, easier to maintain, and better punch....I wish they'd re-engine our C's but that won't be happening.

Looks real weird seeing an Eagle with tail feathers on it's afterburner segments...the PW engines have the external part of the segments removed.

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RE: Raytheon To Upgrade Usaf F-15E Fleet W/ Aesa Radar

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 2):
We can't cut taxes, fight a war, and make improvements on our equipment all in the same budget.

Someone needs to fill in the USMC about the budget, they want 320+ top-dollar MV-22's and the most expensive and least capable JSF variant in the F-35B to replace all their Harriers and Hornets - if the USAF could spend so vicariously!
 
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RE: Raytheon To Upgrade Usaf F-15E Fleet W/ Aesa Radar

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:28 pm

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 3):
By far. The PW -229 is a wonderful motor, but GE has it beat with the 110...more rugged, easier to maintain, and better punch....I wish they'd re-engine our C's but that won't be happening.

Guess the F-15 will have to make due with the F100.  Wink Besides, its not like they have TF-30's strapped to it.
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