The U.S. Air Force will seek funds in its fiscal 2020 budget request to procure eight upgraded versions of Boeing-built F-15 fighter aircraft as part a five-year plan to buy 80 of the planes, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The service will propose purchasing F-15X planes in its budget request expected by March 11 without cutting the number of its planned purchase of Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The Department of Defense aims to include $1.2B in funding in its fiscal year 2020 budget request to support the acquisition of the newest versions of the F-15 aircraft, Bloomberg reported Friday. DoD officials said the agency hopes to buy 12 of the new Boeing-built F-15X fighter aircraft for the Air Force. The plan is […] More
Boeing is offering to sell the U.S. Air Force a new high-performance version of the F-15 aircraft with more modern features, Defense One reported Wednesday. The F-15X is equipped with new flight controls, cockpit displays and radar and has the capacity to hold over 24 air-to-air missiles, the report noted. “We see the marketplace expanding internationally and […] More