WEAPONS TRANSFERRED TO THE SAUDI-LED COALITION AND EMPLOYED IN THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN (2015-ongoing)
F-15 Advanced Strike Eagle
|WEAPON NAME||F-15 Advanced Strike Eagle|
The F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing Defense). The F-15 Eagle has been the U.S. Air Force’s primary fighter jet aircraft and intercept platform for decades. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. The weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can perform air-to-air combat. → boeing.com/f-15
McDonnel Douglas, now Boeing Defense, Space & Security, US → boeing.com
The RSAF in the coming years will operate about 230 of the twin-engine fighters, according to the Air Force, a number that includes around 70 F-15C/D air superiority fighters from the 1980s and 70 multi-role S models produced in the mid-1990s. In December 2011, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. concluded a record $29 billion arms package that, among other weapons, called for Boeing to supply 84 new F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) fighters to the kingdom. The S models will be upgraded to the SA configuration.
Arms Sales: → October 20th, 2010 → May 24th, 2019
Transfer of GBU Paveway LGB from United States to Saudi Arabia
|AAQ-33 Sniper||Aircraft EO System||2009||14||20110||14||$40 m deal; for F-15S combat aircraft|
|AAQ-13 LANTIRN||Combat ac radar||2011||193||2016-2019||94||For F-15SA combat aircraft|
|F-15 Eagle||FGA Aircraft||2011||84||2016-2019||84||Part of $29 b deal; F-15SA version|
|F-15 Eagle||FGA Aircraft||2011||70||2016||2||Part of $29 b deal; Saudi F-15S rebuilt to F-15SA; delivery planned 2016-2026|
The U.S. Air Force program office responsible for F-15 foreign military sales expects to award contracts late next year valued at $2.5 billion for maintenance support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15 fleet. The service has invited both U.S. and foreign-owned companies to bid on the “sustainment” work, which has until now been performed by a Saudi-owned firm (Riyadh-based Al-Raha Group for Technical Services). Changing that practice, the Saudi government has asked the U.S. to make the work available to other companies. The work includes printing technical orders, stocking depots and work benches, repairing aircraft and support equipment and providing personnel to support supply activities in Saudi Arabia.
|IDENTIFICATION||Houthi Forces Claim to Have Shot Down Saudi Fighter Jet (May 24, 2015)|
|GEOLOCATION||Bani Al-Hareth District, North of the capital Sana’a, Yemen → 15°25’00.0”N 44°10’00.0”E|
(Verified Investigation → EUArms Project)