wvsuperhornet
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F-15SG's

Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:47 am

Anyone know if the new F-15SG's have been built or delivered to Singapore yet, if so does anyone have any pics of them?
 
LY744
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RE: F-15SG's

Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:52 pm

No, doesn't look like it, even though deliveries are scheduled to start sometime this year.


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RE: F-15SG's

Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:39 am

Recent word has Saudi Arabia retrofitting all of their F-15's with GE F110's, as well as the sale of some 12 AH-64D Apaches, too. I like F-15's with the GE F110 - the way it always should have been!
 
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RE: F-15SG's

Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:05 pm

Boeing expects the F-15SG's first flight by year end.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-poised-to-conclude-new-f-15k.html

Quote:
"Meanwhile, Boeing expects to conduct the first flight of an F-15SG for Singapore before year-end, with the aircraft – the first of 24 currently on order for the nation – scheduled for delivery in early 2009. 'We look forward to seeing if more aircraft are in the mix for them,' says Winkler."
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RE: F-15SG's

Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:20 pm

The first several F-15SGs will also be based in the US and not Singapore. Singapore has choosen Mountain Home AFB as their training facility. That is a little unusual though as the USAF does all primary F-15E training at Seymour Johnson. Either way, it is nice to see some new iron joining the ranks.
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wvsuperhornet
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RE: F-15SG's

Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:59 am



Quoting CX747 (Reply 4):
The first several F-15SGs will also be based in the US and not Singapore. Singapore has choosen Mountain Home AFB as their training facility. That is a little unusual though as the USAF does all primary F-15E training at Seymour Johnson. Either way, it is nice to see some new iron joining the ranks.

Thanks for all the answers I myself am looking forward to seeing them go into service also I think they will be a big boost to the Singapore airforce.
 
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RE: F-15SG's

Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:16 am



Quoting Wvsuperhornet (Thread starter):
if so does anyone have any pics of them?

In a bit of "confusing" press release, Boeing reports that the first F-15SG for the RSAF was rolled-out 03 Nov 08, but had its first flight last Sep 16.....  confused 

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2008/q4/081103b_nr.html

Quote:
"ST. LOUIS, Nov. 03, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today rolled out the first F-15SG jet fighter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The F-15SG is a variant of the highly capable, combat-proven F-15E."

[.....]

"F-15SG1 successfully completed its first flight from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis on Sept. 16. The aircraft now will undergo a one-year flight test program to confirm aircraft performance. Flight testing will take place at Boeing facilities in St. Louis and in Palmdale, Calif. F-15SG production deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2009. The final aircraft in this procurement will be delivered to the RSAF in 2012."


Is the roll-out airframe the very same F-15SG1 flight test aircraft, or the first serial production version?
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