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DECEMBER 2021

US Air Force Receives First F-15EX Capable Of Carrying Hypersonic Weapons

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

On Wednesday, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) officially accepted the first McDonnell Douglas F-15EX Strike Eagle from Boeing at the defense contractor’s facility in St. Louis, reported Defense News. The fourth-generation fighter has been upgraded with larger weapon capacity and advanced flight control systems.

“This is a big moment for the Air Force,” Col. Sean Dorey, F-15EX program manager with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate, responsible for the acquisition, modernization and sustainment of the aircraft, said Thursday in a press release.

US Air Force Receives First F-15EX Capable Of Carrying Hypersonic Weapons

We first proposed the question in 2019 of why the Trump administration was rushing to procure an upgrade version of the 45-year old jet. We suggested, at the time, it was due to weapon capacity issues of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II “were not able to accommodate heavier weapons, such as hypersonic missiles.”

US Air Force Receives First F-15EX Capable Of Carrying Hypersonic Weapons

Last month, the F-15EX completed its first test flight from St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri. Here’s a video of the flight:

Prat Kumar, Boeing vice president, and F-15 program manager, recently said the F-15EX “is capable of incorporating the latest advanced battle management systems, sensors, and weapons due to the jet’s digital airframe design and open mission systems architecture.”

The USAF expects to purchase at least 144 F-15EX within the next five years.

While the internal weapon bays of U.S. stealth fight jets (F-22 & F-35) have limited capacity to carry hypersonic weapons, the Russians are already developing a prototype hypersonic missile that can fit within the weapon bays of its stealth jet, the Sukhoi Su-57.

Besides heavy bombers, the U.S. is expected to rely on fourth-generation fighters to deploy hypersonic weapons. 

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Proud Hindu

Muslims don’t need airforce.They have Allah.Reading Quran is injurious to your brain 🤣

HiaNd

There are already 300 different US articles on their hyper-sonic missiles and their launch platforms, possibility where to use them, crews that are training to use them, tests, plans how and where to use them etc. etc.

The only problem is they DO NOT HAVE single effing operational hyper-sonic missile !!!
Not single one operational yet!
Not even to mention adequate anti-missile defenses against them like S-500 !

Jens Holm

Thats right. Its a try to compensate that but so far are not succesfull.

Supreme Blyat

You can find more than 300 articles, in the US media, about SU-57, dubbed as F-35 Killer.

HiaNd

But SU-57 does exist as production model (unlike U.S. hyper sonic missile )
Every decent air superiority jet (even old one like SU-27 SM3 ) can be “F-35 Killer” in dog fight.
P.S.
They have arrested recently Russian scientist for passing top secret info on Russian hyper sonic tech.
US is so desperate to build something that can be called “hyper sonic” that they are ready to buy it doesn’t matter the price.

Supreme Blyat

I am trying to show you how big is the US media comparing to Russian media.

HiaNd

we all know that!
your Western friends are only “Super Power ” in blabbing their mouth…media propaganda and NOTHING else!

Lone Ranger

They need more liars to stay afloat…

Supreme Blyat

They are making money from it, that’s how business work.

Lone Ranger

Not really.
They are taking money not producing it.
Till the FED and $ wont go belly up, which is around the corner.

Supreme Blyat

But they did already belly up long time ago :D

Lone Ranger

They are dead man walking…

Jesus

Is the media going to fight the next war? Empty words lead to a false sense of security that will lead to defeat.

Jesus

US is far behind in scramjet technology and composite materials capable of withstanding high temperatures flying at Mach 5 ++ through the athmosphere.
Lying is not going to make their bluff any more credible.

cechas vodobenikov

Americans living in hyperreality—wasting more money while their pre-electric society cannot defeat antifa

Jens Holm

Its a kind of answer t the russian extra fast mssiles. Remember not to blame them too:)

cechas vodobenikov

a deficient jens answer, like when your teacher in dane school ask what is 2+2? correct answer for amerikans/danes: 2+2= multicultural transgender pedophile

Peter Jennings

That’s great and all. Now they just need the weapons.

The last US attempt in testing didn’t go too well. I could be a while before US gender compliant pilots get their hypersonic strapons, maternity flight suits and breast feeding pouch upgrades.

Ivan Freely

Boeing isn’t doing too well after that 737Max disaster. This will certainly help with Boeing’s bottom line. Of course, the F-35 is also another giant disaster, even Britain have reduced their order. I wonder what the Royal Navy will do with their two carriers now that there are fewer F-35 purchased.

Assad must stay

sell them to iran or russia lol

HiaNd

Lease one to US. They already have US F-35B on those UK carriers anyways.

Hasbara Hunter

BWAHAHAHAHAHA…MURICA IS A JOKE!!!

Lone Ranger

Good joke on many levels.
First their hypersonic weapons are a joke.
Second they finally admit the Flop-35 is toast.
Third It cant even go head to head against the Su-35S let alone the Su-57.

Jens Holm

I dont see it as jokes. They have many tools and some dont and some do work well. They also has many.

Assad must stay

A little late to the game they are hahhahahha, why do I feel like this is gonna be shit like the flop 35? Hahahha

Samuel Vanguard

yeaa again USA coming late to a party that already started

klove and light

LOLOLOL….. and here we go again……. SF making zionist propaganda…

Hypersonic missiles “Made in the U.S.A”…. THEY DONT EXIST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what will be the next article….. USA developing space ship to travel to the andromeda system????

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Just goes to show that they still don’t make em like they used to.

FlorianGeyer

Its all about image these days in the West.
There is more money to be made :)

Raptar Driver

Prat Kumar……where is Harold?
1st this proves that the new war planes are shit.
Second does the US even have a hypersonic missile?

cechas vodobenikov

after amerikan pilot learn how to fly kite, crashes glider many times, allowed to crash deficient plane….during past 30 years US military pilots have destroyed 200+ fighter planes unable to distinguish up button from down button

JIMI JAMES

Whats the score here,usa gonna order hypersonics from russia or china?

Drew

The US hypersonic missiles are made in Hollywood! That’s the only place, where they can win wars.

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