The Royal Saudi Air Force has received the F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft, marking the final delivery of the Boeing -produced aircraft as part of a $29bn foreign military sales (FMS) agreement signed in 2010.
The aircraft was delivered by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), which manages all FMS cases for the Air Force.
The completion also supports the US’ National Defense Strategy that seeks to restore and maintain its competitive edge over rivals by bolstering partnership.
An advanced version of the F-15S, the F-15SA is equipped with several capabilities to enable the Royal Saudi Air Force to deter regional threats.
The aircraft features a digital electronic warfare suite, fly-by-wire flight control system, Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, an infrared search-and-track system, advanced cockpit displays and Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems.
The FMS programme included the delivery of 84 F-15SA Aircraft, associated spare parts, stores, simulators, training, technical documentation and base construction, as well as logistical and programme support.
AFLCMC F-15SA Security Assistance programme manager colonel Ronald E Dunlap III said: “The F-15 Strike Eagle is a world-renowned dual-role fighter with an already exemplary reputation. These dramatically advanced versions of that battle-tested platform provide a strong deterrent capability to potential aggressors and strengthen our long and important relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“I’m extremely proud of our AFLCMC team working with Boeing and alongside the Royal Saudi Air Force over the past several years to deliver this vital capability.”