F-15S Strike Eagle

Operator: Saudi Arabia
Status: In Service (Modernizing to F-15SA)
Number: 65 (70 originally but 2 lost during training; 1 during Operation Decisive Storm; & 2 upgraded to F-15SA)
Cost: $9 billion
Acquired: 1995-1999
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Multirole fighter
Manufacturer: Boeing
Introduced: Apr-88
Power plant: 2 x General Electric F110-GE-129C
Thrust: 29,400 lbs per engine
Wingspan: 42.8 ft (13 m)
Length: 63.8 ft (19.44 m)
Height: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Weight (empty): 37,500 lbs (17,010 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 81,000 lbs (36,750 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 35,550 lbs (3 external tanks plus conformal fuel tanks)
Speed: 1,875 mph (Mach 2.5+)
Ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,288 m)
Range: 2400 miles
Crew: 2
Armament: 11 Hardpoints or 11 tons
Guns 1 x Internally mounted M61A1 Vulcan 6-barrel 20 mm cannon with 500 rounds
Air-to-air AIM-7M Sparrow
AIM-120C AMRAAM
AIM-9X Sidewinder
Air-to-ground AGM-65G Maverick
MK82 unguided bomb
MK84 unguided bomb
GBU-10 Paveway II laser guided bomb
GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb
GBU-24 Paveway III laser guided bomb
GBU-31 JDAM guided bomb
GBU-38 JDAM guided bomb
CBU-105D/B cluster bomb
Radar/Sensors: AN/APG-70 pulse doppler multi-mode radar
LANTIRN navigation and targeting pod system
Countermeasures/ Defenses: AN/ALR-56C radar warning receiver
AN/ALQ-128 electronic warfare warner
AN/ALQ-135(V) radar jammer
AN/ALE-45 chaff dispenser
Misc Systems:
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Saudi Arabia Receives First F-15SA Eagle Fighters

The first of 152 Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Eagle fighters arrived in the Kingdom on 13 December. Images showing the initial four aircraft, comprising two remanufactured F-15S (93-0857 and 93-0899) and two newbuild F-15SA platforms (12-1006 and 12-1010), arriving at King Khalid Air Base (KKAB) in Saudi Arabia were posted online following a four-day ferry […]

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Lockheed Awarded $67 Million to Provide Support for Saudi Sniper Targeting Pods and Aircraft Sensors

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $67,308,132 definitive contract for replenishment spares and incidental services. Contractor will provide support for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod system, the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night system, and the Infrared Search and Track system. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, […]

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Al Raha Group Awarded $356 Million to Provide Support Services for Saudi F-15s

Al Raha Group for Technical Services, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a $355,903,318 firm-fixed-price contract for F-15 Saudi Arabia integrated fleet support services. Contractor will provide comprehensive material management of unclassified spares, support equipment, and support services required to support base stand-ups and continued F-15 and F-15SA Royal Saudi Air Force flying operations. Work […]

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PKL Services Awarded $495 Million to Provide Maintenance Training for Saudi F-15s

PKL Services, Poway, California, has been awarded a $495,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 S&SA type aircraft maintenance upgrade training. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received. This contract […]

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Advanced Electronics Co. Wins $12 Million to Provide Maintenance and Modernization of Saudi F-15 Electronics

Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded a $12,500,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement no fee task order (0006) to previously awarded contract FA8505-11-D-0002. Contractor will provide services required for maintenance and modernization of the electronic systems test set to support the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 fleet. Work will be performed at Riyadh, […]

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PKL Services Awarded $62.6 Million to Provide F-15 Maintenance Training to the Royal Saudi Air Force

PKL Services Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $62,629,505 firm-fixed-price contract for Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 C/D/S maintenance upgrade training. Work will be performed at the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to the kingdom of Saudi […]

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State Department Approves $1.29 Billion Sale of Air-to-Ground Munitions to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia for air-to-ground munitions and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.29 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 13, 2015. […]

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BAE Systems Wins $81 Million for Missile Warning System Spares for Saudi F-15s

BAE Systems Electronics and Information Systems Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded an $81,389,729 firm-fixed-price contract for Digital Electronic Warfare System Countermeasures Missile Warning System spares. Contractor will provide classified and unclassified spares line replacement units and line replaceable modules required for supporting the F-15 modernization program. Work will be performed at Nashua, New […]

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The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]

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Is Israel About to Lose Its Edge in the Air?

In a September 2 letter to Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that Washington would ensure Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. The letter highlighted items the Obama administration has provided Israel, including the delivery of Jerusalem’s first F-35 stealth fighters slated for next year. But expectations […]

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An Edge in the Desert

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion, American hardware (including Apache helicopters) is being rushed to the Iraqi government to help in its battle against al Qaeda, and Washington has also restored military aid to Egypt after a brief hiatus. But Uncle […]