Probably my favourite fighter jet is getting an upgrade. Boeing is coming up with an idea of a new F-15.
Known as the “F15X” it will come with State of the Art r avionics and radars and would carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles, DefenseOne said, citing unnamed officials with knowledge of the plans.
Boeing did not have any response to those asking more details about the “F15X.”
The move comes as officials in recent months have considered retiring the older F-15C/D fleet.
Last March, officials told lawmakers they were looking at plans to retire the two models as early as the mid-2020s. The service has 212 F-15C and 24 F-15D models, according to the Air Force Association’s 2017 aircraft inventory almanac.
The F-15 currently has 104 confirm kills, with zero lost. Half of those kills come from the Israeli’s.