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