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 Efter 40 år så lämnar Kadena’s F-15C/D Okinawa, Japan. Flygplanen har blivit för gamla.

"On April 17, the top Air Force commander for the Pacific gave the aircraft a personal goodbye, as Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, the head of Pacific Air Forces, took a ride in an F-15D from the 44th Fighter Squadron."

"The jets will travel to Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon. From there, some will continue service at various ANG units across the U.S. while others will go to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group for storage."

"The 18th Wing, originally known as the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, received its first F-15C on Sept. 29, 1979. The 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, “The Fighting Cocks”, was the first squadron to become fully operational with the Eagle within the Pacific Air Forces."

"Four different types of fighter aircraft from four different bases have cycled through Kadena since November 2022 to fill out the service’s requirements. The base currently hosts fourth-generation F-15E Strike Eagles and fifth-generation F-35 Lightning IIs, in addition to the remaining Eagles. Kadena’s F-15C/Ds are the last of the type in service with the Active-Duty force. It is unclear what the final footprint at Kadena will look like."




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Boeing has been contracted to outfit Japanese F-15 Super Interceptor fighter jets with an advanced electronic warfare system.

The Boeing-BAE Systems Eagle Passive Warning Survivability System (EPWSS) will enhance the aircraft’s survivability in contested, signal-dense environments.

According to BAE, the system’s advanced radio frequency electronic countermeasures provide rapid response capabilities and enable deeper penetration against modern integrated air defense systems.

It collects and processes electromagnetic energy to provide a 360-degree battlespace picture to the pilot, helping them detect, identify, and rapidly respond to potential threats.

The system features “broad instantaneous bandwidth and a high-speed scan capability to detect all radio frequency threat classes, including low probability of intercept and modern agile threats.”

Installation will continue until  December 2028 under the $474.5 million contract.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries license-built the Boeing F-15C/D in the 1980s as the F-15J/DJ.


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