The U.S. Air Force will go ahead and buy brand-new F-15X even as it purchases large numbers of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Updated with the latest technology, the F-15X can carry nearly two dozen air-to-air missiles and will likely work together with stealth jets to take on fleets of enemy fighters learnt GDC citing Bloomberg.
An article at Bloomberg has revealed that the USAF will request eight F-15X fighters in its budget. The service plans to buy 80 fighters over five years. That’s enough to fit out a wing of 72 aircraft, divided into three squadrons of 24 planes each, with eight spares. That’s just the five-year projection, though, and the service may buy additional fighters beyond 2025.
The F-15X will come in two versions, a single-seat F-15CX and a twin-seat F-15EX. The Boeing has also offered the F-15EX to the Indian Air Force for the requirements of MMRCA v2.0.
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