F-15EX : World’s Most Dominant Modern Combat Fighter

Defence Industry

Washington: Delivering best-in-class payload, range and speed, the F-15EX will serve as a backbone for any tactical fighter fleet  – today and into the future, says its maker and leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

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Building upon a legacy of air dominance, the F-15EX combines its undefeated combat record with state-of-the-art design and technology to deliver next-generation capabilities that push it squarely into the future of combat, according to a company statement.

With a payload capacity of 13,300 kg – including outsized weapons – the F-15EX delivers affordable mass to address rapidly evolving threats. When this payload is combined with range, contemporary sensors and an advanced electronic warfare suite, the F-15EX presents peer adversaries with multiple challenges both inside and outside of threat rings.

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The F-15EX can shoot from a significantly increased range – farther than any other fighter in the US Air Force arsenal – and provides the unique capability of holding 12 AMRAAMs or other large ordinance. By redefining how to achieve and maintain a state of low detectability using innovative electronic warfare tools, the F-15EX does not sacrifice payload for survivability. It serves as a long-range standoff weapons system that is also capable of penetrating and surviving in highly contested environments.

With the DoD’s first full rate production program to implement Full Sized Determinant Assembly (FSDA) , Boeing’s F-15EX brings next-generation radars, sensors and networking capabilities. Ready to fight as soon as it comes off the line, the F-15EX is the most affordable, reliable and immediate way to refresh the capacity and update the capabilities of tactical fighter fleets.  Boeing’s F-15EX enables rapid modernisation to keep pace with adversary and technological maturation while also facilitating national sovereignty development by global allies.

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With low operating costs compared to other fighters yet four times the weapons payload and twice the fuel, range and speed, the F-15EX represents a modern solution that global Air Forces can field within their schedule, the company statement said.

Incorporating the latest in software development, digital engineering and Open Mission Systems architecture, the F-15EX is a digital pathfinder for more rapid, affordable future fighter aircraft development. The F-15EX is designed for interoperability within the joint force. It’s a lethal, survivable weapons system that provides the range, manoeuvrability and lethality where and when it matters – across the entire mission profile – to deter and defeat aggression.

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With the next-generation capability it brings to the warfighter, global allies will have access to the latest technology and allied interoperability capability within their fleet.