Boeing, USAF finalize contract for 10 additional f-15e aircraft

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Boeing Company

    ST. LOUIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA) and U.S.
 Air Force have finalized contract terms for 10 F-15E aircraft, which will
 sustain production of the world's best multi-role fighter into 2004.
     Last year, Boeing began building the planes with initial funding from the
 Air Force's fiscal year 2000 budget.  The aircraft will have several upgrades
 that make them the most capable F-15Es delivered to date.
     "Many dedicated Air Force and Boeing people made this possible," said Mike
 McDonough, Boeing manager for the U.S. Air Force F-15 program.  "They have our
 thanks and congratulations for crafting an agreement that deepens the Air
 Force-Boeing partnership."
     Valued at approximately $571.1 million, the contract covers airframes
 and certain other components.  The Air Force will purchase some items
 separately -- such as engines -- as it has in the past.
     The planes will be the 227th-236th F-15Es produced at the Boeing facility
 here.  Deliveries start during the first half of 2002 and will extend through
 the last quarter of 2004.
     Boeing is upgrading the airplanes' programmable armament control set
 (PACS) and software so the F-15E can fully utilize the Joint Direct Attack
 Munition, Joint Standoff Weapon and Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser.  The
 planes will also receive enhanced night-vision capability and three new
 active-matrix liquid crystal displays.
     Those displays are more reliable and maintainable than the cathode-ray
 tube displays in previous aircraft.
     Boeing has offered the Republic of Korea an F-15E derivative -- the F-15K
 -- for the FX fighter competition.  Korea is to select its new fighter later
 this year.
 
 

SOURCE The Boeing Company
    ST. LOUIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA) and U.S.
 Air Force have finalized contract terms for 10 F-15E aircraft, which will
 sustain production of the world's best multi-role fighter into 2004.
     Last year, Boeing began building the planes with initial funding from the
 Air Force's fiscal year 2000 budget.  The aircraft will have several upgrades
 that make them the most capable F-15Es delivered to date.
     "Many dedicated Air Force and Boeing people made this possible," said Mike
 McDonough, Boeing manager for the U.S. Air Force F-15 program.  "They have our
 thanks and congratulations for crafting an agreement that deepens the Air
 Force-Boeing partnership."
     Valued at approximately $571.1 million, the contract covers airframes
 and certain other components.  The Air Force will purchase some items
 separately -- such as engines -- as it has in the past.
     The planes will be the 227th-236th F-15Es produced at the Boeing facility
 here.  Deliveries start during the first half of 2002 and will extend through
 the last quarter of 2004.
     Boeing is upgrading the airplanes' programmable armament control set
 (PACS) and software so the F-15E can fully utilize the Joint Direct Attack
 Munition, Joint Standoff Weapon and Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser.  The
 planes will also receive enhanced night-vision capability and three new
 active-matrix liquid crystal displays.
     Those displays are more reliable and maintainable than the cathode-ray
 tube displays in previous aircraft.
     Boeing has offered the Republic of Korea an F-15E derivative -- the F-15K
 -- for the FX fighter competition.  Korea is to select its new fighter later
 this year.
 
 SOURCE  The Boeing Company

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