Skip to content

F-15 Eagles may fly again

November 5, 2015

F15 Silent Eagle

click on photograph to enlarge

In 2009, Boeing had an idea. Instead of developing an entirely new fighter for a market already dominated by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, it would update an already existing fighter with the latest in technology. Even better, it would be low observable—a step below stealthy planes such the F-35 and F-22 Raptor.

The result: the Silent Eagle. Based on the F-15E Strike Eagle, Silent Eagle would be an affordable alternative to the F-35. It would be an attractive option to countries such as Japan, Israel and South Korea, countries that already had F-15s and wanted a long-range, multi-role, stealthy fighter.

The one probably? Nobody bought it, and the Silent Eagle program was put in limbo in 2014.

Continue reading

Thanks to several Retiree News readers for sending in this article

From → History

Comments are closed.