In 2020, New F-15EX Fighters Will Take to the Sky (Worried, F-35?)
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Dario Leone

Security,

Maybe.

Get ready, F-35. 

Boeing says it can deliver the U.S. Air Force (USAF) at least two engineering, versions manufacturing and development (EMD) F-15EX fighters as early as 2020.

This is possible due to the fact the F-15EX has a lot of similarities with the F-15QA Advanced Eagle that is in production for Qatar. So there is a possibility that some aircraft destined for Qatar could be rerouted to the USAF. The EX can be seen as a modified version of the QA of which...


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