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F-15E Strike Eagle
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle over Afghanistan
Role Attack Aircraft
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight 11 December 1986
Introduction April 1988
Status Active, in production
Primary users United States Air Force
Royal Saudi Air Force
Israeli Air Force
Republic of Korea Air Force
For other users, see operators
Number built 420
Unit cost F-15E: US$31.1 million (flyaway cost, 1998)
F-15K: US$100 million (2006)
Developed from McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Variants Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle is a modernized variant of the F-15 Eagle. It was optimized as an attack aircraft for the US Air Force. Foreign operators are Israel, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea.

Operators

Eagle operators
Current operators of the F-15 in light blue, F-15E Strike Eagle in red, both in dark blue
F-15E Strike Eagle banks away from a tanker
An F-15E Strike Eagle breaking away from a tanker.
 Israel
  • Israeli Air Force - 25 F-15I "Ra'am" aircraft in use as of January 2014
 South Korea
  • Republic of Korea Air Force - 58 F-15Ks in service in January 2014. It ordered a combined 61 F-15K "Slam Eagle" fighters including one lost in an accident.
 Saudi Arabia
  • Royal Saudi Air Force - 70 F-15S Eagles in service as of January 2014
 Singapore
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) - 24 F-15SGs in use as of January 2014. It ordered 24 F-15SG fighters.
 United States

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