Subscribe Free
in Defence

Saudi Air Force to get upgraded F-15S as part of modernisation deal

Posted 3 November 2012 · Add Comment

The Pentagon has confirmed a major upgrade of Boeing F-15S aircraft for the Saudi Arabian Air Force as part of a modernisation programme valued at more than $4 billion.

 

In an announcement from the US Government on Friday  it was confirmed that the order covers conversion of 68 existing F15S jets to the new F15S-A configuration. The order was widely reported in June but had been awaiting the approvals from the US Government.

 

The work is to be undertaken at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and will be completed by the end of 2019.  The Pentagon also said that the contract includes

spares and support equipment needed to achieve operating capability for the fighter jets.

 

The Saudi air force will have 150 F-15S aircraft in operation.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

New airport to help the pilgrims progress

Work is under way to establish a new international airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia, to help meet growing demand for haj and umrah flights. Alan Dron reports.

Why the SANG will soon be on song

Building a 156-strong rotary-wing fleet is a part of the Saudi Arabian National Guard's modernisation effort, which fits into the country's 2030 modernisation plan. David Oliver reports.

Honeywell helps aircraft operators comply with upcoming mandates

Honeywell has met the performance standard for transponders required by the European Aviation Safety Agency to make air traffic management safer and more efficient.

Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines

Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines. Qatar Airways believes in American Airlines' fundamentals and intends to build a passive position in the company with no involvement in management, operations

AAR signs component support agreement with Wataniya Airways

AAR has won a multiyear contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for Wataniya Airways, one of the national carriers for the state of Kuwait.

Busy traffic on RJ flights during Eid Al Fitr

Royal Jordanian (RJ) is seeing busy traffic during Al Fitr feast on both its inbound and outbound flights, particularly those between Amman and the Levant and the Arab Gulf regions.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Global Aerospace BT28218RMIT BT1631817AIME BT1204240118Aviation Africa BT18418DAS BT1105161117DIAC BT1105121117