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The newest American heavy fighter F-15EX received the official name

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The American heavy-armed fighter F-15EX Advanced Eagle received its official name. According to defensenews.com, the naming ceremony took place at Eglin Air Force Base.


The new American fighter jet, named the F-15EX Eagle II, was announced by US Air Force Procurement Chief Lieutenant General Duke Richardson during a deployment and naming ceremony held on April 7, 2021 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The general confirmed that the new F-15EX Eagle II will replace the older F-15C / D fighters in the US Air Force, which have an average age of 37-40 years. In total, the American Air Force will receive 144 newest fighters capable of carrying hypersonic weapon.

As previously reported, the first batch of F-15EX will include eight fighters, two of which the Air Force receives this spring (the first has already been delivered), and the remaining six only in 2023. All eight aircraft will be deployed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where they will take part in tests. Serial deliveries are also planned from 2023.

It differs from previous versions of the F-15EX in modern avionics based on the concept of "digital trunk" and the architecture of Open Mission Systems (OMS), including the Raytheon AN / APG-82 radar series with an active phased array. The F-15EX is said to be capable of carrying up to 22 guided air-to-air missiles or "hypersonic weapons up to 22 feet long and weighing up to 7000 pounds." The fighter will only be delivered in a two-seater version.
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  1. BABAY22
    BABAY22 April 8 2021 17: 29
    +22
    And you can immediately translate feet into poods to make it clearer. wassat
    1. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M April 8 2021 17: 39
      +16
      No, pounds to poods, but feet can be translated, for example, into elbows.
      1. Yngvar
        Yngvar April 8 2021 17: 53
        +5
        Exactly! And horsepower in kilobzdens!
        1. Kaman
          Kaman April 9 2021 07: 08
          -4
          The F-15 is the best fighter of the 4th generation, it has every chance of staying in the ranks for 100 years, like the B-52
          1. Yngvar
            Yngvar April 9 2021 08: 18
            +3
            The best, not the best ... The F-15, of course, is worthy of a dispute! I didn’t say anything bad about this. It's just that the measurement systems are amerikosovskie "mossy".
          2. Recon
            Recon April 9 2021 12: 05
            +2
            One of the best, no doubt about it, you overdid it with the absolute best.
    2. Kushka
      Kushka April 8 2021 17: 39
      +7
      Raikin measured everything with quarters
      (here the bath with cucumbers will rise (C)
    3. Cowbra
      Cowbra April 8 2021 17: 54
      +2
      It’s not possible. The United States is a NATO member, there is standardization ... Well, in Europe the same way, in leagues))) And the time there is "afternoon" and "midnight" ... In short, the standard is "through the priest" repeat
      1. halpat
        halpat April 8 2021 21: 22
        +7
        Quote: Cowbra
        It’s not possible. The United States is a NATO member, there is standardization ... Well, in Europe the same way, in leagues))) And the time there is "afternoon" and "midnight" ... In short, the standard is "through the priest" repeat

        Oh well. The United States is a member of NATO. UK then what part of the body? NATO scrotum?
        And what about the Tribaltic tigers? Pubic lice?
    4. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 8 2021 18: 31
      +1
      Quote: BABAY22
      And you can immediately translate feet into poods to make it clearer. wassat

      No, it's long. "Hot News" rush like yes
    5. figwam
      figwam April 8 2021 18: 45
      0
      will receive 144 newest fighters capable of carrying hypersonic weapons

      How can you carry something that is not? Well stupid ...
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 9 2021 03: 58
        0
        Sergey, hi !
        Quote: figvam
        How can you carry something that is not?

        It doesn't matter. The key word is "capable of carrying." And there .... There is something to carry, there is nothing to carry ... At least a railway tank of 60 cubic meters. It has been said - "capable of bearing."... drinks

        Py.Sy. Of course, they know how to smear paper. But the trouble is - we know THEIR classics better than they themselves. And that the paper on which international treaties are drawn burns at 451 Fahrenheit - I knew about that even at an early pioneer age.
  2. Alsur
    Alsur April 8 2021 17: 32
    +3
    The Americans have no creativity, they should have called Super Puper Eagle.
    1. Yngvar
      Yngvar April 8 2021 17: 54
      +4
      Well this is plagiarism! Communicated at Trump's ...
    2. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 8 2021 20: 36
      +3
      Incidentally, the F-15 "Eagle" looks more like an eagle than the F-35 "Lightning II" is a lightning bolt.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 9 2021 04: 04
        +1
        Quote: Bad_gr
        Incidentally, the F-15 "Eagle" looks more like an eagle than the F-35 "Lightning II" is a lightning bolt.

        Does our "Rook" look like a rook? And "Crocodile" for a crocodile? And the "Cow" for the cow?

        William our Shakespeare did not slave from idleness
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr April 9 2021 11: 02
          +2
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          And "Crocodile" for a crocodile?

          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A April 9 2021 11: 04
            +1
            Quote: Bad_gr
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            And "Crocodile" for a crocodile?


            Our "Crocodile" - crocodile to all crocodiles ... drinks
    3. infantryman2020
      infantryman2020 April 9 2021 06: 46
      +2
      Either we have it simply and elegantly: "deeply modernized", "very deeply modernized" (and further) or: generation ++, generation +++ (further advantages are added as needed).
  3. lucul
    lucul April 8 2021 17: 37
    -2
    features modern avionics based on the "digital highway" concept

    We, too, would benefit from our own "digital highway" on our planes, and especially on ships.
    On cars, back in 2000, digital buses were switched, and we are all sitting on a heap of wires.
    It would not hurt to pay attention to this.
  4. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov April 8 2021 17: 39
    -11%
    Obsolete aircraft, which is more expensive than the 5th generation "stealth fighter" F-35
    It smacks of undermining defenses, sabotage and sabotage, under Stalin they were shot for this.
    1. bk316
      bk316 April 8 2021 17: 46
      +7
      Bullshit. A good plane like its ancestor. Definitely better than a penguin.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 April 8 2021 18: 41
      +17
      Opposite the plane for calls. By the way - an example of where the Su-35 would go, which is just much more suitable for "An obsolete aircraft under Stalin was shot for this." Price - when radar is relevant in the 90s, in the absence of growth in quantity and minimum in the quality of ammunition, primitive working conditions on the ground.

      What the Americans did that they didn't do in Sukhoi:
      - We planted electronics of the 5th generation. From all kinds of tires and systems for working with UAVs, to the advanced AFAR radar. While in the dry, they saved money here - dreaming of all kinds of ROFAR by the 40s.
      - We have significantly expanded the range of suspended vehicles, including advanced small-size precision bombs. This is not yet on any aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces or a prototype.
      - Developed the tactics of the arsenal aircraft - dry killer = 22 AIM-120C7 missiles on one plane, against 8 now and 8-10 for the Su-35. In practice, it can work in tandem with the quiet F-22/35 and throw missiles at everything that appears in the sky. And then there is someone who is over-maneuvering and who is not. In any case, disruption of the enemy's combat mission.
      - Developed mass destroyer tactics in low and medium intensity conflicts. When there are many targets such as a pickup truck, infantry fighting vehicles, a group of people and they must be identified in a populated area and destroyed. It carries 28 GBU-39 and GBU-53 - 90-130 kg of guided bombs. The latter, by the way, has a three-component seeker and can independently hit a previously marked pickup-type target at a distance of 70 km from the launch. The Su-35 cannot even dream of such wunderwalks - cast iron according to the computer system for calculating the drop point and expensive bombs using Glonass or already neolithic bombs with laser correction (you need illumination from a carrier, ground group or UAV) is all there is.

      1. sedoj
        sedoj April 8 2021 19: 10
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        The latter, by the way, has a three-component seeker and can independently hit a previously marked pickup-type target at a distance of 70 km from the launch.

        Quote: donavi49
        and expensive bombs by Glonass or already Neolithic bombs with laser correction

        It's strange how you reason - we have expensive Glonass, and they have, like, cheap ones with a three-component GOS.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 April 8 2021 19: 38
          +10
          Well, KAB-500S is really very expensive. The expected 3 million for the product did not come close, they swam in the region of 4-4,5. And articles about this were regularly published on the bmpd, for example. At the same time, it is a rather primitive and inflexible bomb to use.

          The Americans have a plan to reach 100-110 thousand for GBU-53. Expensive, but again the functionality is really strong there.
          1. Bradley
            Bradley April 8 2021 21: 01
            +1
            They tightened the platform itself a lot. In Needle II, there is not even HUD, only huge MFDs.
            They stuffed a lot of things in there!
          2. MMX
            MMX April 9 2021 04: 49
            -2
            Quote: donavi49
            Well, KAB-500S is really very expensive. The expected 3 million for the product did not come close, they swam in the region of 4-4,5. And articles about this were regularly published on the bmpd, for example. At the same time, it is a rather primitive and inflexible bomb to use.

            The Americans have a plan to reach 100-110 thousand for GBU-53. Expensive, but again the functionality is really strong there.


            In any case, both are expensive (naturally, I will note). But for some reason, you put it at a disadvantage for us, while in the United States, it seems like this is normal (although it is two or three times more expensive).
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 April 9 2021 08: 14
              +5
              The USA has cheat codes for money this time.

              The two are incommensurable things.
              KAB-500S - works on the principle of reconnaissance - objective control revealed a target (stationary), entered coordinates - the bomb was suspended, dropped in the launch area, and it hit the stationary target autonomously. Well, I'm already silent that the maximum range is 9 km. That is, what kind of air defense missile system MD can throw in response and this will be a problem.

              GBU-53 - works on the principle of in situ in flight, locate the target at a distance of up to 70 km. She leads and strikes her autonomously, even in motion. Hold due to IR imaging of the contour day and night, as well as millimeter-wave radar.
              1. yehat2
                yehat2 April 9 2021 17: 10
                0
                Quote: donavi49
                That is, what kind of air defense missile system MD can throw in response and this will be a problem.

                the mig-25 threw bombs at the Israelis without entering the air defense zone
        2. Alex777
          Alex777 April 9 2021 01: 24
          +1
          It's strange how you reason - we have expensive Glonass, and they have, like, cheap ones with a three-component GOS.

          Mass production matters. hi
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      3. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr April 9 2021 13: 45
        +1
        What is in the Su-27, Su-30, Su-34, Su-35 that is not in the F-15.
        The F-15 has no batteries at all and no APU. So, without an appropriate car, it cannot be started. Ours can start and take off without special vehicles.
        The F-15 chassis requires a good airfield. Ours (at least Su-34 and MiG29) can land and take off from the ground.
        Among the features of our combat aircraft in relation to Western (and American, including), they have polycarbonate cockpit lights, we have glass ones. This is not a plus or a minus, just a difference.
      4. yehat2
        yehat2 April 9 2021 17: 07
        +2
        it's actually hard to compete in the nomenclature for hitting the ground with a country that has bombed more in Vietnam alone than all of them combined in ww2
        I'm not even talking about the difference in the number of carriers and the use of high-precision ammunition.
        True, I am amazed at the tenacity of our headquarters, which is actively sharpening the Air Force to use unguided munitions. The Americans put a radio blast on anti-aircraft guns in 43,
        70 years later, we only dream about this on armored vehicles and watch it at exhibitions.
        so what is there to be surprised ...
    3. fa2998
      fa2998 April 8 2021 19: 40
      +2
      Our excellent fighter La-5, made on the basis of the old LaGG, only with an air-cooled engine. Stalin wrote orders and awards.
      The F-15 is an excellent fighter, it has been flying for another 30 years. Comparing it with the F-35, they have different functions. hi
      1. MMX
        MMX April 9 2021 04: 55
        +1
        It's not entirely clear, but what about the 5th generation?
        Progressive-minded people here on the site have repeatedly written that the 5th generation rules, and the 4th to the dustbin of history. Caustically ironic about the Russian plus signs after the four ...
        And here on those "new 4th", but correct, Western.
        It's different, you need to understand (s)
  5. Mouse
    Mouse April 8 2021 17: 55
    -1
    And what about Eagle? Were you afraid to call it Eagle? ... if they do it, they do it ... bully
  6. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 8 2021 18: 28
    -3
    Why not Fokker?)
  7. bars1
    bars1 April 8 2021 18: 56
    +4
    Quote: donavi49
    It carries 28 GBU-39 and GBU-53 - 90-130 kg of guided bombs. The latter, by the way, has a three-component seeker and can independently hit a previously marked pickup-type target at a distance of 70 km from the launch. Su-35 can't even dream of such wunderwaves

    In terms of the level of ASP controlled by the domestic Air Force / Aerospace Forces, they always lag behind, both under the USSR and now ...
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 9 2021 14: 01
      -3
      Quote: bars1
      In terms of the level of ASP controlled by the domestic Air Force / Aerospace Forces, they always lag behind, both under the USSR and now ...
      We have relied on precise sights so that ordinary cast iron can be laid with an accuracy comparable to adjustable ones. Destroying single targets is one task, covering an area with a fixed enemy (trenches, dugouts) is completely different. Focusing only on precision weapons is stupidity.
  8. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 8 2021 22: 07
    -4
    A bit of a goof kid)))
    The US Audit Office has once again reported to Congress about the problems with the fifth generation F-35 Lightning fighters. This time, it turned out that upgrading the aircraft to the Block IV version would require almost two billion more dollars. Not only that, no one put such expenses into the budget - now the deadlines for the delivery of the project have been shifted by at least a year.
    //
    I must say that The F-35 is still at the stage of experimental combat operation. In fact, testing continues. However, in the spring of last year, this work was suspended. According to the official version, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also mass production was postponed indefinitely.

    And then the sect always told that it was adopted and mass-produced. True, they were always ashamed to answer - where and when the military tests were passed. Because they failed) And that's exactly why Fat Drystun is released in pre-production batches
  9. yehat2
    yehat2 April 9 2021 16: 58
    -1
    a fat eagle is not 2 eagles, but 1 turkey
    that's what it should have been called.
  10. yfast
    yfast April 12 2021 01: 38
    0
    Quote: Bad_gr
    We have relied on precise sights so that ordinary cast iron can be laid with an accuracy comparable to adjustable ones. Destroying single targets is one task, covering an area with a fixed enemy (trenches, dugouts) is completely different. Focusing only on precision weapons is stupidity.
    We're just saving on pilots' pensions. In wartime and after.