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ST. LOUIS - The Boeing Company rolled out the first F-15SG jet fighter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Nov. 3 in St. Louis. The F-15 SG is the world’s most advanced version of the jet ever produced. The capabilities of the F-15SG are a blend of speed, power and agility -- a combination that makes the aircraft the ultimate multirole fighter, versatile in all missions. When the Singapore aircrew arrives to train at Mountain Home Air Force Base, they will be training alongside the U.S. Air Force’s air and maintenance crews. (Photo courtesy Boeing Company)
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Singapore’s first F-15 SG fighter plane rolls off Boeing production line

Posted 11/10/2008   Updated 11/10/2008 Email story   Print story

    


by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives
366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office


11/10/2008 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The Boeing Company rolled out the first F-15SG jet fighter for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Nov. 3 in St. Louis. The F-15SG is a variant of the highly capable, combat-proven F-15E.

It is the RSAF's latest acquisition, replacing its fleet of A-4 Super Skyhawks. Singapore has ordered 24 of the F-15 SGs.

"The rollout of F-15SG, on schedule, demonstrates that we're off to a great start as the RSAF builds to a procurement of 24 F-15SG aircraft," said Mark Bass, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. "The F-15SG has significant capabilities that will allow the RSAF to expand into new missions with new capabilities and to operate in the sophisticated Singapore defense environment for decades to come."

The F-15 SG is the world's most advanced version of the jet ever produced. The capabilities of the F-15SG are a blend of speed, power and agility -- a combination that makes the aircraft the ultimate multirole fighter, versatile in all missions. The F-15 is also perhaps one of the most successful fighter jets in modern history. It has a perfect air combat record with 104 campaign victories and no losses.

"The F-15SG for Singapore moves the RSAF into the next generation of fighter aircraft capability," said Dan Korte, Boeing vice president and general manager for Global Strike Systems. "We are proud that the F-15 Eagle's proven legacy and Boeing's expertise in multirole fighter aircraft continue in the capable hands of the RSAF."

The F-15SG's integrated sensor suite, which includes an Active Electronically Scanned Array radar and a third-generation SNIPER targeting pod, will provide the RSAF with long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities.

The F-15SG successfully completed its first flight from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis on Sept. 16. The aircraft now will undergo a one-year flight test program to confirm aircraft performance. Flight testing will take place at Boeing facilities in St. Louis and in Palmdale, Calif. F-15SG production deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2009. The final aircraft in this procurement will be delivered to the RSAF in 2012.

When the Singapore aircrew arrives to train at Mountain Home Air Force Base, they will be training alongside the U.S. Air Force's air and maintenance crews.

Boeing has produced more than 1,500 F-15s over the past three decades and are in service with the U.S. Air Force, Republic of Korea air force, Israeli air force and Royal Saudi air force.



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