F-15 Program

With the F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) project suffering delay after delay, Boeing decided to develop a contender for international markets requiring enhanced stealth and higher survivability than current fighters. Although Boeing gathered feedback from its international customers, no definite order or set of requirements were existing to build on. Instead they went ahead of their potential customers and created yet another modification of the proven F-15 airframe – the F-15SE Silent Eagle. “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. The innovative Silent Eagle is a balanced, affordable approach designed to meet future survivability needs” said Mark Bass, F-15 Program vice president for Boeing.