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Boeing Concludes First Flight of F-15 Variant for Qatar

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Boeing Concludes First Flight of F-15 Variant for Qatar - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has conducted the maiden flight of a new fighter aircraft variant designed for modern performance in support of the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

The company said Tuesday its F-15QA aircraft flew from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo., to demonstrate a set of flight technologies and abilities.

The new F-15 variant features modern sensor and radar systems, electronic warfare tools, a new mission computer and other assets designed for modern performance. F-15QA also brings updates made for boosted sustainability and reliability.

Matt Giese, a Boeing chief test pilot, used a checklist of features required to undergo testing during the demonstration. Tested features and aspects included maneuverability, radar technology and avionics systems.

In 2017, Boeing received a $6.2B contract from the Department of Defense to provide the QEAF with 36 F-15 aircraft.

The company also plans to build its upcoming F-15EX program on the F-15QA. The U.S. Air Force intends to purchase F-15EX as the country“™s own modernized F-15 variant.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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