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Boeing Delivers Second F-15EX Aircraft to Air Force

Boeing Delivers Second F-15EX Aircraft to Air Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
F-15EX aircraft, Boeing

Eglin Air Force Base has received an early delivery of the second F-15EX aircraft manufactured by a Boeing-led industry team.

The new F-15EX, the intended replacement for the F-15C fighter jet, features a new digital infrastructure, modern payload and updates for boosted range and speed, Boeing said Wednesday.

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $22.9 billion contract in July 2020 to develop and produce 200 units of the F-15EX model.

The service plans to assign initial F-15EX aircraft to installations in Oregon and Florida. The first two F-15EX units will undergo testing together at Eglin AFB.

“Moving from contract award to delivery in a matter of months enables the U.S. Air Force to get a head start on flight testing and demonstrates our commitment to exceeding expectations,” said Prat Kumar, vice president and F-15 program manager at Boeing.

The second unit's delivery follows the first one's arrival in March.

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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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