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Did The Air Force Order Any F-15X?


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#1 Indy_Shark

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 1312 PM

Do you know if the Air Force has committed to any F-15X Eagles yet? There was a lot of talk about it, but I don't remember if it was included in the latest budget. 


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 1332 PM

The FY21 budget provided funding for the first twelve aircraft.


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 1337 PM

From the USAF's budget documents:

 

 

The expected minimum procurement quantity for F-15EX is 144 aircraft (a combination of 2 in RDTE (PE27134F); 6 in F015E0 (Line #3); and 136 in F015EX (Line #4).  F-15EX is currently a Middle Tier Acquisition program, not a Major Defense Acquisition Program.  Once the program transitions to a Major Defense Acquisition Program and the Acquisition Program Baseline is approved, the total program quantity for F-15EX will be established.  All numbers are based on the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency's initial Non-Advocate Cost Assessment and will be refined for major milestones and on an annual basis.


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#4 Special-K

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 2037 PM

I hope the damage to the US economy, and any possible Defense Budget hit, from the Corona virus don't derail this.


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