The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $93,393,287 bilateral necessities contract modification to beforehand awarded contract for the Royal Saudi Air Pressure F-15SA Unique Tools Producer Coaching Program. This modification provides an 18-month ordering interval to the multi-year fundamental contract and includes one hundred pc Overseas Navy Gross sales to Saudi Arabia. Work is anticipated to be accomplished by Dec. 31, 2023. Overseas Navy Gross sales funds within the quantity of $88,000,000 are being obligated on the time of award, and the cumulative face worth of the contract is to not exceed $554,400,000. The contracting exercise is the 338th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas.

The Obama administration authorized the $60 billion deal in 2010 amid mounting U.S. and Saudi tensions with Iran. Along with the 84 Boeing F-15SA fighters, the deal included orders for upgrades to Saudi Arabia’s 70 older F-15. The F-15SA (Saudi Superior) is a model for the Royal Saudi Air Pressure (RSAF). It has a brand new fly-by-wire flight management system rather than the hybrid digital/mechanical system utilized by earlier F-15s, which permits for weapons carriage on the beforehand unused outer wing hardpoints. The F-15SA consists of the APG-63(v)3 lively electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, digital digital warfare techniques (DEWS), and infrared search and monitor (IRST) techniques. It additionally had a redesigned cockpit as soon as meant for the F-15SE.


U.S. Air Pressure Airmen assigned to the fiftieth Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron conduct aerial refueling missions aboard a U.S. Air Pressure KC-135 Stratotanker with a Royal Saudi Air Pressure F-15SA. (U.S. Air Pressure picture by Workers Sgt. Justin Parsons)

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter plane designed by McDonnell Douglas (now a part of Boeing). Following evaluations of proposals, the US Air Pressure chosen McDonnell Douglas’s design in 1967 to satisfy the service’s want for a devoted air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It’s among the many most profitable fashionable fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial fight, with the vast majority of the kills by the Israeli Air Pressure. The Eagle has been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The F-15 was initially envisioned as a pure air-superiority plane. Its design included a secondary ground-attack functionality that was largely unused.

For the previous twenty years the F-15 has been a cornerstone of the connection between the U.S. Air Pressure (USAF) and the RSAF. The procurement of the F-15SA, the conversion of the F-15S fleet to a typical configuration, and the CONUS coaching contingent will present interoperability, sustained skilled contacts, and customary floor for coaching and help nicely into the twenty first century. The F-15SA will assist deter potential aggressors by growing Saudi’s tactical air drive functionality to defend KSA towards regional threats. The CONUS-based contingent would enhance interoperability between the USAF and the RSAF. This method will meet Saudi’s self-defense necessities and proceed to foster the long-term military-to-military relationship between the US and the KSA.

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A Royal Saudi Air Pressure upkeep Airman gestures to the F-15SA aircrew through hand alerts as they put together for a mission throughout Pink Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Pressure Base, March 19, 2019. (U.S. Air Pressure picture by Senior Airman Isaiah Soliz)