22:06 GMT18 May 2021
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 43

    The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it had awarded over $20 million to train new pilots for F-15 jets.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US defense giant Boeing won more than $20 million to train a new generation of US Air Force pilots on aging F-15C and F-15E aircraft platforms, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security [of] St. Louis, Missouri has been awarded a $20,751,618… contract modification for mission training center services on contractor-furnished, high-fidelity simulation equipment," the release stated on Tuesday.

    Boeing will provide the simulation capability to train pilots and weapons system operators for F-15C and F-15E aircraft platforms, the release added.

    Work on the contract will be performed at several Air Force bases within the United States, at Kadena Air Base in Japan; and at the Royal Air Force Lakenheath air base in the United Kingdom, according to the release.


    Boeing to Equip Modernized F-15 Fighter-Bombers With New Radars
    Former Commission Head on Polish Tu-154 Crash Rules Out Alleged Explosion
    Syrian Foreign Minister Muallem to Visit Russia on April 13-15
    F-15, Boeing, US
    Community standardsDiscussion