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The first F-15QA fighter built for the Qatar Air Force flew into the sky

ST.LOUIS, (BM) – The first F-15QA fighter built for the Qatar Air Force flew into the sky. In terms of its capabilities, the aircraft is close to the F-15SA aircraft delivered earlier to Saudi Arabia and the promising F-15EX, which the US Air Force can get, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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On April 14, Boeing successfully carried out the first flight tests of the F-15QA, which the corporation calls “the most advanced version of the jet aircraft (F-15. – Ed.) Ever produced.”

Designed specifically for the Qatar Air Force, the fighter demonstrated its capabilities during a 90-minute flight. The car took off and landed at the Lambert International Airport in St. Louis.

It is known that the F-15QA fighter is equipped with the modern Raytheon AN / APG-63 (v) 3 radar with an active phased antenna array and two General Electric GE F110-129 engines.

Like other modern versions of the F-15, it can use a wide range of weapons. In total, under the contract concluded in 2017, Qatar should receive 36 such machines.

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Recall, in December last year, the first serial fighter JAS 39E for Sweden took to the skies.

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