Boeing celebrates 50 years of F-15 Eagle
December 8, 2022 - On Monday, Boeing hosted a celebration of 50 years of the F-15 Eagle at the St. Louis facility. AIM President and CEO Ray McCarty attended the event, as did many local politicians, dignitaries, and military and community leaders.
It was 50 years ago the F-15 Eagle first took flight. And today, it is undefeated in air-to-air combat. Quite an accomplishment for the crew in St. Louis that builds the F-15 and has for decades.
The F-15 has a top speed of 1,875 mph and has a range of 1,200 nautical miles. The jet is an affordable, low-risk solution that maintains capacity and adds capability to the U.S. Air Force while preserving the Air Superiority and Homeland Defense missions. Today's F-15 offers next generation technologies including an advanced cockpit, AESA radar, digital electronic warfare suite, the world's fastest mission computer and modern sensors to remain ahead of current and evolving threats. With more speed, more range and more payload, the undefeated F-15 is combat ready today.
"We applaud Boeing on this milestone and are proud the F-15 calls St. Louis home," said McCarty.
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