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F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:54 pm

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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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:06 am

I hope the Eagle stays in production for a long time somehow... losing the Tomcat was bad enough  
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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:17 pm

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.

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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:20 am

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/

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"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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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:14 am

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.
 
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RE: F-15 Silent Eagle - Dead Or Alive?

Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:45 pm

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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