The F-15E Strike Eagle is an American all-weather multirole strike fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat that is the backbone for the U.S. Air Force’s air superiority. Its proven design is undefeated in air-to-air combat, with more than 100 aerial combat victories. Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight current or projected enemy aircraft.
The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic-warfare aircraft. A multimission avionics system sets the F-15E apart from other fighter aircraft. It includes a head-up display, advanced radar, inertial navigation system, flight instruments, UHF communications, tactical navigation system and instrument landing system. It also has an internally mounted, tactical electronic-warfare system, “identification friend or foe” system, electronic countermeasures set and a central digital computer.
This incredible footage brings a behind the scene look at F15s from Eglin Air Force Base preparing for takeoff at Joint Base Langley-Eustis during Atlantic Trident 2017.
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