History in the Making: The US Air Force Welcomes the First Boeing F-15EX Fighter to Eglin Air Force Base

T?? B??in? F-15EX, t?? U.S. Ai? F??c?’s n?w?st ?i??t??, t??c??? ??wn ???? M??c? 11. T?? ?i?c???t will ?? t?? ?i?st Ai? F??c? ?i?c???t t? ?? t?st?? ?n? ?i?l??? ???m ???innin? t? ?n?, t?????? c?m?in?? ??v?l??m?nt?l ?n? ?????ti?n?l t?sts. T?? ?i?c???t ????s its ?nit insi?ni?. EX1 m??k?? wit? “ET” ???m t?? 96t? TW’s, 40t? Fli??t T?st S??????n. T?? EX2, ???ivin? in A??il, will ?is?l?? t?? “OT” t?il ?l?s? t? ?????s?nt t?? 53?? wіп?’s 85t? T?st ?n? Ev?l??ti?n S??????n. T? s?????t t?? c?m?in?? t?st ?????t, ??t? t?st s??????n c?mm?n???s ????i?? in t?? EX-1 t???t???. T?? ?im ?? int????t?? t?stin? is t? ?ns??? t?? EX is ??liv???? t? t?? w???i??t?? ?s s??n ?s ??ssi?l?, w?il? ?ns??in? t?? ?i?c???t m??ts t?st ??j?ctiv?s.

US Ai? F??c?’s Fi?st B??in? F-15EX Fi??t?? A??iv?s ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?St??? S?t. J?s??? W?it????, 96t? M?int?n?nc? G????, m??s??ls t?? B??in? F-15EX, t?? Ai? F??c?’s n?w?st ?i??t?? ?i?c???t, t? ? st?? ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?, Fl??i?? M??c? 11. (U.S. Ai? F??c? ???t?/S?m??l Kin? J?.)“It’s ? s??ci?l ??? ??? t?? ??s? ?n? ??? missi?n,” s?i? B?i?. G?n. Sc?tt C?in, 96t? T?st wіп? c?mm?n???. “W?’?? v??? ????? t? ?? ???t ?? t?? n?xt ?v?l?ti?n ?? t?is ?ist??ic ?i?c???t. I l??k ???w??? t? s??in? t?is ?ni??? t?st c?ll?????ti?n ??????? t?? F-15EX ??? t?? w???i??t??.”

“C?m?inin? t??s? t?st c????iliti?s ?n ??? ?n? ?? ?li??t t?st ??l?s ?ns??? F-15EX is ????? t? ?x?c?t? ?n ?i? t?skin? ????? ??? ?n?. W?’?? c?n?i??nt t??t ?l?n? wit? ??? OFP CTF ???tn??s ??nnin? t?st m?n???m?nt, w? will ???vi?? t??t c????ilit? ??st?? t? t?? w???i??t?? t??n ?v?? ??????,” s?i? Lt. C?l. Ric???? T??n??, 40t? FLTS c?mm?n???, w?? ?l?w t?? n?w EX t? E?lin.

US Ai? F??c?’s Fi?st B??in? F-15EX Fi??t?? A??iv?s ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?T?? F-15EX, t?? Ai? F??c?’s n?w?st ?i??t?? ?i?c???t, ???iv?s t? E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?, Fl??i?? M??c? 11. (U.S. Ai? F??c? ???t?/Ilk? C?l?)T?is c?m?in?ti?n ?? E?lin’s t?st??s ?ll?ws t?? t??ms t? i??nti?? ?n? s?st?m iss??s ???l? ?n, s? t??? c?n ?? ?????ss?? ?????? t?? F-15EX’s inc???s?? ?????cti?n ?n? ??liv??? t? t?? s??????ns.T?? O????ti?n?l Fli??t P?????m C?m?in?? T?st F??c? ???? will m?n??? t?st ?l?nnin? ?n? ?v??s?? ?ll t?? ????n?w??k ??? t?? EX’s t?st ??????m. W?il? t?? n?w ?i??t?? c?n ?? ?????t?? ?? ? sin?l? ?il?t, it is ? tw?-s??t ?i?c???t wit? ?n inc???s?? ???l??? c???cit?, ?l?ct??nic ?li??t c?nt??ls, ??v?nc?? c?ck?it ?n? missi?n s?st?ms ?n? s??tw??? c????iliti?s. B????? t?stin? ?n? ?v?l??ti?n ???ins, ?i?c??ws will ??mili??iz? t??ms?lv?s wit? t?? ?i?c???t t?????? l?c?l ?i?s??c? ?li??ts.

US Ai? F??c?’s Fi?st B??in? F-15EX Fi??t?? A??iv?s ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?T?? B??in? F-15EX, t?? Ai? F??c?’s n?w?st ?i??t?? ?i?c???t, sits ?? ?n F-15E St?ik? E??l? M??c? 11 ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?, Fl?. (U.S. Ai? F??c? ???t?/1st Lt. K??iss? R???i???z)In 2018, t?? USAF ?n? B??in? ?isc?ss?? ? ?????s?? F-15X, ? sin?l?-s??t v??i?nt ??s?? ?n t?? F-15QA int?n??? t? ???l?c? t?? USAF’s F-15C/Ds. Im???v?m?nts incl???s t?? AMBER w????ns ??ck t? c???? ?? t? 22 ?i?-t?-?i? missil?s, in?????? s???c? ?n? t??ck, ??v?nc?? ?vi?nics ?n? ?l?ct??nics w?????? ???i?m?nt, AESA ?????, ?n? ??vis?? st??ct??? wit? ? s??vic? li?? ?? 20,000 ????s. In J?l? 2020, t?? U.S. D???ns? D????tm?nt ??????? ?i??t ?i??t??s ?v?? t???? ????s ??? $1.2 ?illi?n. In A???st 2020, t?? Ai? F??c? ?nn??nc?? ?l?ns t? ???l?c? t?? Ai? N?ti?n?l G????’s ??in? F-15Cs in Fl??i?? ?n? O????n wit? F-15EXs. T?? F-15EX t??k its m?i??n ?li??t ?n 2 F??????? 2021.

US Ai? F??c?’s Fi?st B??in? F-15EX Fi??t?? A??iv?s ?t E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?M?st?? S?t. T?ist?n McInti??, 40t? Fli??t T?st S??????n, m??s??ls t?? B??in? F-15EX, t?? Ai? F??c?’s n?w?st ?i??t?? ?i?c???t, ???n ???iv?l t? E?lin Ai? F??c? B?s?, Fl??i?? M??c? 11. (U.S. Ai? F??c? ???t?/Ilk? C?l?)

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