Friday, April 9, 2021

New F-15 officially unveiled

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Military personnel and leaders got a glimpse of the F-15EX Eagle II on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the Air Force’s newest fighter jet. The rollout of the new aircraft comes as older F-15 jets become outdated, many outflying their recommended lifespan, according to military officials. F-15EXs will be tested at Eglin to ensure the jets are combat-ready before being mass-produced. The Air Force will acquire up to 144 of the Boeing F-15EXs to replace F-15C/D models. (Source: WKRG-TV, 04/07/21) Previous