The F15 has been continuously upgraded since 1972. The F15E is a tandem-seat, Mach 2.5, Fourth Generation, multi-role aircraft equipped with Sparrow missiles, a Small Diameter Bomb, and JCAMS capability.


Maya Carlin writing in 19FortyFive, makes the following points:
  • Able to fly at lower altitudes.
  • Utilises a head-up display.
  • During air-to-surface weapon delivery, capable of detecting, targeting and engaging air-to-air targets while the Weapon Systems Officer designates the ground target.
  • Service life, at least to the 2030s.


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