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The F-15: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks

The F-15 Eagle first entered service thirty-six years ago, and seems set to continue in duty with the USAF, at least, for another seventeen. Originally a Mig-killing air-superiority fighter, in the late 1980s the E-model “Strike Eagle” was introduced as an all-weather strike fighter – one which proved it’s value in most of America’s recent conflicts. In recent years the F-15E’s capabilities have expanded considerably after a series of weapons and avionics upgrades. One of the most interesting of these is a new Actively Electronic Scanned Array, or AESA, radar developed by Raytheon.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on May 20th, 2008 | 4 Comments »