Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, the service’s top uniformed acquisition official. announced the official designation during a rollout and naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
In total, the service plans to buy at least 144 F-15EXs to replace the F-15C/D fleet, which is at an average age of 37 years and starting to see structural strain. The totality of the Air National Guard’s F-15C/D fleet will be replaced by either F-15EXs or F-35As, said Lt. Gen. Mike Loh, Air National Guard director.
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