Boeing Delivers Two F-15K Slam Eagles to South Korea

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    Boeing Delivers Two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea
    5 april 2011

    The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it delivered F-15K 47 and F-15K 48 to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base on March 15. The two F-15K Slam Eagles departed St. Louis on March 8 and made stops in Palmdale, Calif., Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

    "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 world."

    Six of the new F-15K Slam Eagles are scheduled to participate in an advanced aerial combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., 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.


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    F-15K Slam Eagle (South Korean Air Force):

    Flight and Weapon Systems:

    Maximum gross takeoff weight and payload: 81,000 pounds and 23,000 pounds

    Maximum combat radius without refueling: over 1,000 nautical miles (1,800 km)

    Minimum altitude and maximum speed of terrain-following flight: 600 knots at 100 feet

    Power: two GE F110 turbofan engines (29,000 lb thrust class with afterburning)

    Maximum Payload: The Slam Eagle carries a greater variety of weapons and a larger payload – more than 13,000 kilograms – to ensure a true multi-role strike capability.

    A mix of air-to-air weaponry: 20mm cannon; AIM-120, AIM-9, AIM-7, and AGM-130 missiles
    A mix of air-to-ground ordnance, including precision-guided munitions

    Speed: With a top speed of Mach 2.5, the F-15K offers unmatched climbing and closing speeds

    Computer and Targeting Systems:

    The F-15K possesses advanced computer, display, protection, radar, and targeting systems:

    Avionics suite: Honeywell advanced display core processor (ADCP)

    Cockpit-display technologies: seven-color liquid-crystal displays, two upfront control panels (flat-panel), joint helmet-mounted cueing system (JHMCS), and wide-field-of-view head-up display

    On-board protection systems: BAE Systems ALR-56C(v)1 early warning receiver and Northrop Grumman ALQ-135M jammer

    Radar: Raytheon AN/APG-63(v)1 radar:
    Air-to-air and air-to-ground modes of APG-70 radar with additional sea-surface searching/tracking, ground-moving target tracking, and enhanced high-resolution ground mapping for long-distance target identification

    Improved reliability and maintainability

    Third-generation targeting and navigation systems: forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and infrared search and track (IRST)

    Performance:

    The F-15 family has a combat record of 101 victories and zero losses, and the F-15E predecessor flew thousands of combat missions during Operation Desert Storm and in the Balkans.



    Source: The Boeing Company
     
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    Cancell MMRCA and buy these beauties :D

    P.S: I don't think we will finalize any MMRCA winner due to this corrupt GOI and its shameless Cronies (aka govt. babus), atleast not in my lifetime.
     
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    Boeing Delivers 2 F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea
    2 June 2011

    DAEGU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --- The Boeing Company delivered two F-15K Slam Eagle aircraft -- designated F-15K49 and F-15K50 -- to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base on May 30.

    The aircraft departed the Boeing St. Louis facility on May 25 and made stops in Palmdale, Calif., Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, before arriving in Korea.

    "Boeing has now delivered 10 F-15Ks to the Republic of Korea under the Next Fighter II contract," said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. "We remain laser focused on providing first time quality on every F-15K we deliver to this important customer. We are proud that the F-15K is a cost-certain, schedule-certain solution for the Republic of Korea."

    Boeing delivered the first six of 21 F-15Ks it is producing under the Next Fighter II contract in 2010 and two more in April. The remaining 11 aircraft will be delivered through April 2012.

    Six of the new F-15K Slam Eagles are scheduled to participate in an advanced aerial combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in early 2012.



    Source: Boeing
     
  8. Rahul Singh

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    I wonder why SKAF continued with USAF camouflage scheme? Is there a compulsion F-15 users?
     
  9. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Glad to see you consolidate threads. It would be nice if you could do more as you have several hundred empty threads cluttering the NATO forum.
     
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    rahul the ROKAF is highly influnced by the USAF as we are by the RAF

    Even the roundel that they used from the 1950's to the 2000 is similer to that of the USAF

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    So it is obivious that they will also follow the same camo patterns and also to be noted that all F-15 users are either Major Non NATO Allies or have US forces based there like the Kingdom of Japan, the Kingdom of saudi arabia and the state of israle
     
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    Does this have TVC ???????????????????
     
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    No it has no TV capability but a reserch variant called the F-15 STOL/MTD(Short Takeoff and Landing/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator) did have TVC capability
     
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    This is a beauty of an aircraft, maybe we could have considered the Stealth variant which is under trials
     
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    Still one of the best despite 40 yrs in service.
     
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    Yes, there's no doubt about one thing that the F-15 is probably one of the most capable and successful 4th generation fighter aircraft in the world ! Its combat record is something that hardly any aircraft can match.
     

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