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F-15 Eagle: 2000s Chronology

Originally Compiled By:
James R. Ciborski
History Office
Aeronautical Systems Center
Air Force Materiel Command
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
June 2002
Feb 2000

The F-15 Project Team of the system program office (SPO), received the Program Executive Office Team of the Year Award for 1999. The award recognized the team's "efforts in managing and executing a highly aggressive $350 million F-15 Active Electronically Scanned Array, or AESA, radar upgrade program."

Jun 2000

A USAF-commissioned study conducted by Boeing's Phantom Works, St. Louis, Missouri, reported that new manufacturing technologies should enable the Boeing Company to reduce the cost of building F-15 fighters, and many other aircraft, by half.

Apr 2001

The Air Force and the Boeing Company finalized an order for 10 F-15E fighters valued at approximately $571 million.

Jun 2001

F-15 Eagles and U.S. Marine FA-18 Hornets attacked an anti-aircraft artillery site in Iraq as part of the continuing Operation Southern Watch monitoring the Southern No-Fly Zone. The attacks came in response to recent hostile acts against coalition aircraft by Iraq.

29 Aug 2001

McDonnell Douglas Training Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, contracted to provide for Strike Helmet 21 (a helmet mounted cueing system integrated into an F-15E to enhance and expand the strike role).

May 2002

An ASC F-15 Link 16 acquisition surge team and a program team from Edwards AFB, California, both received the John J. Welch award for excellence in acquisition management for 2001. The Air Force recognized the two teams for increasing combat effectiveness of the F-15E in Operation Enduring Freedom. They were cited for their efforts at integrating and fielding initial time critical target capability in only 25 days.

14 May 2002

Boeing announced that an F-15E successfully attacked five targets with Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) on a single sortie during a test. The F-15E released the JDAMs from level flight at 25,000 feet altitude while flying at a speed of Mach 0.80.

21 May 2002

South Korea announced its agreement with the Boeing Company to purchase 40 F-15K fighters for $4.228 billion (5.5 trillion won).



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