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Offline iluveagles

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Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:10:44 AM »
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2009/q1/090317a_nr.html

 ST. LOUIS, March 17, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today in St. Louis unveiled the F-15 Silent Eagle (F-15SE), a new F-15 configuration designed to meet the future needs of international customers.

"The F-15 Silent Eagle is designed to meet our international customers' anticipated need for cost-effective stealth technologies, as well as for large and diverse weapons payloads," said Mark Bass, F-15 Program vice president for Boeing. "The innovative Silent Eagle is a balanced, affordable approach designed to meet future survivability needs."

Improvements in stealth include coatings and treatments on the aircraft. With the added advantage of redesigned conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) that allow for internal weapons carriage, the Silent Eagle becomes a very attractive fighter for Boeing's international customers.

Depending on the specific mission, the customer can use the CFTs that are designed for internal carriage or change back to the traditional CFTs for optimum fuel capacity and external weapons carriage. The Silent Eagle will be able to internally carry air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-9 and AIM-120 and air-to-ground weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB). The standard weapons load used on current versions of the F-15 is available with the traditional CFTs installed.

The aircraft's canted vertical tails improve aerodynamic efficiency, provide lift, and reduce airframe weight. Another aerodynamic improvement is the Digital Flight Control System, which improves the aircraft's reliability and reduces airframe weight.

Survivability improvements include a BAES Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.

Boeing has completed a conceptual prototype of the CFT internal-carriage concept, and plans to flight-test a prototype by the first quarter of 2010, including a live missile launch.

The design, development, and test of this internal carriage system are available as a collaborative project with an international aerospace partner.

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Didn't see this anywhere, figured y'all might be interested.

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Re: Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 01:37:51 AM »
Hi iluveagles
It's there just bury down a little Webmaster will either delete or move it when he gets around to it.  Pretty cool in it's self adding a little stealth to the mighty F-15.  Don't think were buy it even know we could use a replacement squadron or two but more geared for export.  If it could really give the Eagle a first shot against a modern Flanker or others in a head on engagement I think it may be worth it.  Kind of how Japan uses the Eagles on long range intercepts it could still be very useful.  I know they can't make the Eagle a stealth platform I understand that but if they can lower the RCS enough to let the SE Eagle get a little further in the no escape zone of the ARRAM's.

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Re: Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 02:31:58 AM »
No problem, I don't mind the duplicate, we can continue discussing it here.
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