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Upgrades To F-15 Seen Extending Service Life

October 31 2012


The U.S. Air Force plans major upgrades for its fleet of F-15C and F-15E fighters to fill the gap caused by the long-delayed F-35 program, reports the Air Force Times.

The F-15 fleet has an average age of over 28 years, and a mission-capable rate of only 69 percent in fiscal 2012, according to the service.

New active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars are planned for 150 of 214 F-15Cs and beyond-line-of-sight and secure-line-of-sight radio updates for 177 F-15Cs...

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