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Boeing lands $1.2 billion deal for eight F-15EX fighter jets

Boeing lands $1.2 billion deal for eight F-15EX fighter jets
Tuesday 14
3:0 2020

The deal marks the first major purchase in a long-term, $23 billion program to update the Air Force’s aging fleet of fighter jets and provides a competitive option for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Under the terms of the deal, Boeing will build a new version of its F-15, an older fighter jet developed in the 1960s, with new automated flight controls and electronic warfare capabilities. The newer model, known as the F-15EX, will be designed to carry heavier weaponry than smaller, stealthier jets like the F-35. AD AD “The F-15EX’s digital backbone, open mission systems, and generous payload ...

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Summary: The F-15EX is a new fighter jet expected to offer the Defense Department a competitive option to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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