Thirteen Additional Aircraft To Be Delivered Over The Next 12
Slam Eagles F-15K 47 and F-15K 48 were delivered to the
Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base on March 15.
The aircraft departed St. Louis on March 8 and made stops in
Palmdale, CA, Hickam Air Force Base, HI, and Anderson Air Force
Base, Guam, Boeing said Tuesday.
“Boeing continues to work closely with its ROKAF customers
to ensure we deliver quality aircraft on schedule and on
budget,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice
president. “We are committed to providing the ROKAF with the
most capable combat-ready multirole aircraft in the
Six of the new F-15K Slam Eagles are scheduled to participate in
an advanced aerial combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force
Base, NV, in early 2012. Boeing delivered the first six of 21
F-15Ks it is producing under the Next Fighter II contract in 2010.
The remaining 13 aircraft will be delivered through April 2012.
The F-15K is an advanced variant of the combat-proven F-15E.
Equipped with the latest technological upgrades, it is extremely
capable, survivable and maintainable. The aircraft’s service
life is planned through 2040, with technology insertions and
upgrades throughout its life cycle. Boeing completed delivery of 40
Next Fighter I fighter aircraft to the ROKAF in October 2008.