Saturday, July 10, 2010

F-15SE Silent Eagle to Compete with F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for F-X3 Contract

Boeing on 8 July received a license to export the F-15 Silent Eagle to South Korea and tested in flight one of the key upgrades for the stealthy new design.South Korea is expected to issue a request for proposals for the F-X3 contract in the first quarter of 2011, Jones says.The F-15SE will compete with the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for the contract.Boeing's goal at programme launch in March 2009 was to reduce the RCS signature to a level equivalent with the frontal-aspect stealth of the "international release version" of the F-35.
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