Boeing's revived F-15 program to deliver first U.S. order in decades

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Six months after winning the first order of new F-15 fighter jets from the U.S. Air Force in nearly 20 years, Boeing’s modernized version of an aircraft introduced a half-century ago took off for the first time from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport earlier this month. The flight of the F-15EX Eagle marks a rapid program launch since Boeing executives first began preparing for the possibility of renewed U.S. orders about two years ago. “At that time it was very much a dream in our eyes,” Prat Kumar, a Boeing vice president and program manager of F-15 programs, tol…

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