US Air Force Awards $23 Billion Contract for Up to 144 Boeing F-15EX Fighter Aircraft
Boeing F-15EX Eagle II all-weather multirole strike fighter

Boeing Showcases F-15EX Eagle II Multirole Strike Fighter for Poland’s Air Dominance

Boeing is showcasing the F?15EX fighter aircraft to Poland as a potential U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program. The announcement was made at the annual MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition where Boeing is highlighting advanced defense systems, capabilities and services. Boeing has made significant investments in the F-15EX making it the most capable multirole fighter aircraft in production today. The aircraft offers improved survivability and capability with: fly-by-wire flight controls, a new electronic warfare system,
an all-glass digital cockpit, the latest mission systems and software capabilities and as well as the ability to carry advanced hypersonic weapons.

“Poland’s interest in the F-15EX confirms its dedication to the preparedness and effectiveness of its military forces. The F-15EX offers superior interoperability, supportability and affordability along with a robust industry plan that would support Poland’s goal of developing independent defense capabilities,” said Tim Flood, senior director, Global Business Development for Europe and Americas.

“The F-15EX is the world’s most advanced fighter with unmatched capability, lethality and survivability and is the right fit to strengthen Poland’s security needs,” said Rob Novotny, director, Business Development for Boeing’s F-15 program. “Through enhanced interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces, capacity for technology growth and a 20,000+ hour economic operational airframe life, Poland can expect the F-15EX to win in existing and future threat environments.”

The Boeing F-15EX Eagle II all-weather multirole strike fighter, the U.S. Air Force's newest fighter aircraft, arrives to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida March 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)The Boeing F-15EX Eagle II all-weather multirole strike fighter arrives to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida March 11. The F-15EX Eagle II, the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, is being pitched to Poland, as the country looks to plug an air superiority/dominance gap in its future combat aircraft inventory.(U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

The Boeing F-15EX Eagle II is an American all-weather multirole strike fighter derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle. The U.S. Air Force bought the F-15EX to maintain fleet size as F-22 production ended, the F-35 was delayed, and its F-15s aged. Although it is not expected to survive against modern air defenses by 2028, the F-15EX can perform homeland and airbase defense, enforce no-fly zones against limited air defenses, and deploy standoff weapons. On 7 April 2021, its official name Eagle II was announced. The F-15EX is in production with two aircraft delivered to the U.S. Air Force. Indonesia recently became the 8th country to select the F-15 and will become the first export customer of the latest FX variant when the sale is finalized.

Boeing has been present in Poland for more than 30 years. With headquarters in Warsaw, Boeing Digital Solutions & Analytics operations in Gda?sk and Parts & Distribution Services in Rzeszow, Boeing employs more than 1,000 people in Poland and is currently establishing strong engineering capability in all of its three locations. In addition to its growing footprint in-country, Boeing is an important partner of the Polish aviation industry and has strong relationships with local communities, industry, airlines, Polish Government and the Polish Armed Forces.

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