F-15C/D Eagle

Operator: Saudi Arabia
Status: In Service
Number: 79 (94 sold in total; including 22 D models)
Cost: $3.35 billion (Part of ‘Peace Sun 1 & 4’ deals)
Acquired: 1981-1992
General Specs
Country of origin: USA
Role: Air Superiority
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
Introduced: February-79
Power plant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220
Thrust: 23451 lbs per engine
Wingspan: 42.8 ft (13.05 m)
Length: 63.7 ft (19.43 m)
Height: 18.5 ft (5.63 m)
Weight (empty): 31700 lbs
Maximum takeoff weight: 81088 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 36,200 pounds (three external plus conformal fuel tanks)
Speed: 1903 mph (Mach 2.5)
Ceiling: 65,000 feet (19,812 meters)
Range: 3,450 miles (ferry range with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks)
Crew: 1 (C model); 2 (D model)
Armament: 11 x hardpoints or 16,000 lbs
Guns 1 x Internally mounted M61A1 Vulcan 6-barrel 20 mm cannon (970 rounds)
Air-to-air AIM-7 Sparrow
AIM-9 Sidewinder
Radar/Sensors: AN/APG-63
Misc Systems:
Combat Kills: 2
Combat Loses:

Woodward FST Awarded $7 Million to Overhaul Engine Manifolds for Saudi F-15s

Woodward FST Inc., Zeeland, Michigan, has been awarded a $7,313,497 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for overhaul of F100-PW-220/220E Augmenter Spraying Manifold. Work will be performed at Zeeland, Michigan, and is expected to be complete by March 28, 2020. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia. This award is the result of a […]

Boeing Awarded $18.7 Million to Sustain U.S. National Guard and Saudi F-15 Radars

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $18,719,151 modification (19) to previously awarded contract F33657‐01‐D‐0026‐RJ80. Contractor will provide sustainment of the AN/APG‐63(V)1, AN/APG‐ 63(V)2, AN/APG‐63(V)3, and Talon HATE radar subsystems for the Air Force Air National Guard, and Royal Saudi Air Force. Work will be performed at Forest, Mississippi, and is expected […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Turkey, US Finalize Combat Air Patrol Agreement

Turkey and the United States have finalized a bilateral agreement to provide a framework for the latter’s aircraft to conduct combat air patrol missions in Turkish airspace, amid ongoing tension between Ankara and Moscow over the downing of a Russian warplane last month. “We finalized a bilateral agreement Friday [Dec. 11] with Turkey outlining procedures for […]

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 […]

U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria

The U.S. Air Force is deploying to Turkey up to a dozen jet fighters specializing in air-to-air combat—apparently to help protect other U.S. and allied jets from Russia’s own warplanes flying over Syria. Officially, the deployment of F-15C Eagle twin-engine fighters to Incirlik, Turkey—which the Pentagon announced late last week—is meant to “ensure the safety” […]

Raytheon Awarded $227 Million to Produce AIM-9X Block II Missiles for the U.S., Israel, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $227,047,688 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) for procurement of 447 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical full-rate production Lot 15 missiles for the Navy (102), Air Force (243), and the governments of Japan (9), Korea (76), Romania (12), and Israel (5).  In […]

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 […]

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 […]