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RSAF gets its first F-15SA

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  1. Horus

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    Lo and behold this beauty.

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    @Aeronaut and others

    Can you tell what weapons-package Saudi F-15s carry? Are Saudi F-15s BVR capable with HOBS capability etc?

    What BVR weapons are on stationed with Eurofighters?
     
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    A very capable and relevant aircraft for the region. How many are they eventually getting?
     
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    It has everything you can imagine to have on an F-15.

    They have AIM-120C7 BVRAAM, AIM-9X Sidewinder, IRIS-ts, Meteors, Harpoon Block II, HARMs, GBUs, JDAMs, JHMCS, Sniper, G-DB-10, AESA radar and an internal EW suite.
     
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    Lets deploy Pakistani pilots to KSA and give them a treat by letting them fly these babies and fly against them :D
     
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    I don't think the Americans will be happy with PAF flying these jets. Flying against them certainly hone our skills much better as the F-15s have a very powerful EW suite and AESA radar, perfect for us to study and develop BVR/Counter BVR tactics. If we can achieve success against these jets, the Indian MKIs would be easier to deal with.
     
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    84 New rest of all current F-15S models would be upgraded to SA standards comparable to US E model or slightly advanced.
     
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    Wow! That's some heavy arsenal there!
     
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    WASHINGTON, October 20, 2010 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia of:

    84 F-15SA Aircraft
    170 APG-63(v)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar
    (AESA) radar sets
    193 F-110-GE-129 Improved Performance Engines
    100 M61 Vulcan Cannons
    100 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution
    System/Low Volume Terminal (MIDS/LVT) and spares
    193 LANTIRN Navigation Pods (3rd Generation-Tiger Eye)
    338 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS)
    462 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVGS)
    300 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles
    25 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-9X)
    25 Special Air Training Missiles (NATM-9X)
    500 AIM-120C/7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air
    Missiles (AMRAAM)
    25 AIM-120 CATMs
    1,000 Dual Mode Laser/Global Positioning System (GPS)
    Guided Munitions (500 lb)
    1,000 Dual Mode Laser/GPS Guided Munitions (2000 lb)
    1,100 GBU-24 PAVEWAY III Laser Guided Bombs (2000 lb)
    1,000 GBU-31B V3 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
    (2000 lb)
    1,300 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW)/Wind
    Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
    50 CBU-105 Inert
    1,000 MK-82 500lb General Purpose Bombs
    6,000 MK-82 500lb Inert Training Bombs
    2,000 MK-84 2000lb General Purpose Bombs
    2,000 MK-84 2000lb Inert Training Bombs
    200,000 20mm Cartridges
    400,000 20mm Target Practice Cartridges
    400 AGM-84 Block II HARPOON Missiles
    600 AGM-88B HARM Missiles
    169 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)
    158 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Targeting Systems
    169 AN/AAS-42 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Systems
    10 DB-110 Reconnaissance Pods
    462 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Helmets
    40 Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receivers
    (ROVER)
    Saudi Arabia – F-15SA Aircraft | The Official Home of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
     
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    Not to forget 83 other F-15C in service but their MLU status is unknown I guess they would remain in service until F-35 is offered eventually when Israel receives complete F-35 deliveries.
    84SA ordered
    68-70S models upgrades to SA standards
    83C models would remain up till 2025 as far as we know.
     
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    Saudi Arabia sure packs the heaviest punch in the middle east. On par with Israel on paper, I think.
     
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    In terms of reliability, taking into account the recent fiasco with Raytheon's AESA radar of the F-18, it would have been better had the Saudis gone for a Northrop Grumman AESA Radar.
     
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    Lucky Kingdom, not on paper they actually have damn good Inventory/Fleet and decent pilots, israel is world renowned.

    US AESA from any company are still far ahead technologically from European, Russian and Chinese counterparts.
     
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    Congrats to Saudi bros :cheers: F-15 is an amazing plane.
     
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    man this beast is awesome ... ccongrats to KSA brothers ... :cheers:
    @al-Hasani @Yzd Khalifa guys can i have a ride in this beauty :ashamed: