U.S. Air Force Plans to Award F-15E ID/IQ Contract to Boeing

The U.S. Air Power has taken another essential step towards the purchase of a newly built F-15EX fighter plane.

A pair of dual pre-solicitation notices posted to the U.S. government’s contract opportunities hub declared the Air Force’s intent to acquire Boeing-built F-15EX fighters as well as fresh General Electric F110 jet engines associated with the brand new plane.

“The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center plans to award a sole source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to The Boeing Company for a refresh to the F-15C or D fleet and augment the F-15E fleet,” in response to a Federal Business Opportunities notice released last week.

The F-15EX, known as Strike Eagle on Steroids, is the latest version of the well-known F-15 Eagle fighter jet. The brand new fighter would be geared up with better avionics and radars and would carry over two dozen air-to-air missiles.

The improved model of F-15 will carry the full array of air-to-air, air-to-ground, and maritime strike weapons.

The FY2020 Department of Defense funding bill includes $694.9 billion, a rise of $20.5 billion above the financial year 2019 enacted level. The advice also contains the endorsement of the Air Force’s plan to purchase the new F-15EX Advanced Eagle combat aircraft from U.S. aerospace titan Boeing.