Boeing F-15EX Fighter Jet
Boeing’s new F-15EX fighter jet successfully completed its first flight and the first deliveries for the U.S. Air Force are set to begin later this quarter. The aircraft took off and landed from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, completing a 90-minute test flight before returning to the airport. F-15 Chief Test Pilot Matt Giese studied its multi-role jet’s avionics, advanced systems and software, while a test team monitoring the data collected during the flight confirmed it performed as planned. Read more for the video and additional information.

Since the fighter jet has a digital backbone means, it can serve as a testbed for future technology insertion. Modern F-15s also include fly-by-wire flight controls, the all-new digital cockpit, modern AESA radar and the ADCP-II, the world’s fastest mission computer. Currently, the F-15EX is the most advanced version to date, complete with Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System electronic warfare system to improve mission effectiveness and survivability for operators.

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Today’s successful flight proves the jet’s safety and readiness to join our nation’s fighter fleet. Our workforce is excited to build a modern fighter aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. Our customer can feel confident in its decision to invest in this platform that is capable of incorporating the latest advanced battle management systems, sensors and weapons due to the jet’s digital airframe design and open mission systems architecture,” said Prat Kumar, Boeing vice president and F-15 program manager.