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  • US Air Force sees F-15EX as cheap and quick fix

    03/14/2019 5:15:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | March 14, 2019 | GARRETT REIM
    The US Air Force (USAF) is requesting funds from Congress for eight Boeing F-15EX fighters instead of more of its favoured aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter, in a move aimed at cutting costs. Over the past year and a half, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have come up with the idea as a means to quickly and cheaply replace the USAF’s ageing F-15C fleet, which will be ready for retirement in the 2020s, says a source familiar with discussions around the Pentagon's force planning. Boeing The new-build F-15...