Boeing

F-15 aircraft

F-15 Strike Eagle

A twin-engine, all weather fighter with a proven design that is undefeated in air-to-air combat.

Air Superiority

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a twin-engine, all weather fighter that is the backbone for the Air Force’s air superiority. Its proven design is undefeated in air-to-air combat, with more than 100 aerial combat victories. Its two engines provide 58,000 pounds of thrust, which enable the F-15 to exceed speeds of Mach 2.5. Boeing has built more than 1,600 of the aircraft for six countries around the world. None of them plan to retire the F-15.

Continuous F-15 Innovation

  • Start
  • Full Scale Fatigue Testing
  • Next Gen Mission Computing
  • Advanced Electronic Warfare
  • AESA Radar Integration
  • Extended Range with CFTs
  • Meeting the mission is what we do.

    Whether providing parts support or tailored sustainment solutions on the F-15 global fleet, Boeing is pushing for continuous innovation on fighter aircraft. We have demonstrated success on long-term, performance based logistics programs and continue to deliver innovative upgrades keeping F-15 fleets across the globe mission ready and in the air to 2040 and beyond.

  • Full-scale fatigue testing

    Using full-scale fatigue testing and enhanced design for manufacturing assembly (DFMA), Boeing will replace F-15 wings to extend the services life of the aircraft for improved performance to 2040 and beyond.

  • Developing the most advanced mission computer available

    Boeing is developing the most advanced mission computer (ADCP II) that brings next generation high-speed computing to the F-15; Including multi-core processing, augmented fault tolerance and enhanced system stability. ADCP II is the world’s fastest fighter mission computer capable of processing 87 billion instructions throughput per second.

  • Bringing leading-edge electronic warfare to the F-15

    The Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) provides full digital radar warning and brings a state-of-the-art digital electronic warfare system to the F-15 mission. Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) will replace 1970s era technology on U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles providing advanced threat detection and counter measures.

  • Integrating the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar

    Boeing integrates the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar -- a high powered radar that provides a higher resolution view and longer standoff range to help pilots detect threats – on the U.S. Air Force’s F-15s and international F-15 fleets.

  • Improved conformal fuel tanks (CFT) for extended range

    Boeing’s F-15 conformal fuel tanks doubles loiter time and increases range while reducing the frequency of in-flight refueling. The improved CFT’s also provide additional weapons carriage options to ensure mission effectiveness.

Milestones

F-15 Technical Specifications

Length 63.8 ft (19.45 m)
Height 18.5 ft (5.65 m)
Wing Span 42.8 ft (13.05 m)
Propulsion Two P&W F100 or two GE F110 turbofan engines in 29,000 lb (13,154 kg) thrust class with afterburning
Weight 45,000 lb (20, 411 kg) class
81,000 lb (36, 700 kg) max gross takeoff
Speed 1,875 mph (3,017 kph)
Armament F-15A/B/C/D air-to-air:
20mm cannon
AIM-120 (AMRAAM) missiles
AIM-9 (Sidewinder) missiles
AIM-7 (Sparrow) missiles
F-15E Air-to-ground:
precision guided munitions
variety of missiles and bombs
F-15E Air-to-air:
cannon
8 medium- and short-range missiles

Feature Stories

F-15 Engineer Shares Passion for Flight

F-15 Engineer Shares Passion for Flight

August 11, 2016 in Defense

A Boeing F-15 engineer’s homemade flight simulator fosters STEM careers for elementary school students in St. Louis.

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F-15E Tests Fastest Fighter Jet Computer in the World

F-15E Tests Fastest Fighter Jet Computer in the World

August 8, 2016 in Defense

The Advanced Display Core Processor II recorded its first flight in a U.S. Air Force F-15E July 8 and proved out what is arguably the fastest fighter jet computer in the world.

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St. Louis Reimagines Aerospace for 75 Years and Counting

September 25, 2014 in Defense

A look back at 75 years of the Boeing St. Louis site, through the eyes of a 57-year team member who worked on the first F-15.

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Nelda Lee, retired F-15 flight test engineer

A Pioneer in Aerospace Retires from the Jet She Loves

September 15, 2014 in Defense

Boeing design and flight test engineer Nelda Lee reflects on becoming the first woman to record flying time in an F-15, inspiring a new generation of women in aerospace.

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F-15 Customers

Boeing’s F-15 program was initiated at the request of the United States Air Force, who demanded a fighter jet designed to maintain the country’s air superiority. Through its variants, the F-15 has also served that mission internationally, for Israel, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

  • Israel flag

    Israel

  • Japan flag

    Japan

  • Saudi Arabia flag

    Saudi Arabia

  • South Korea flag

    South Korea

  • United States of America flag

    United States

F-15 Quick Facts

  • Max speed: 2.5 Mach
  • Max ceiling: 70,000 feet (21,336 m)
  • Max unfueled range: 2,600 nautical miles
  • Max takeoff weight: 81,000 pounds (36,741 kilograms)
  • Max weapons load: 29,500 pounds (13,381 kilograms)
  • Max load factor: 9.0 G’s
  • Combat radius: 1,000 nautical miles (including 20-minute loiter)