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    Boeing Wins $20 Million to Build Pilot Training Simulators for F-15 Eagles

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    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.

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