The F-15K is the newest version of the F-15E Strike eagle. The F-15K Strike
Eagle has been developed by the American company Boeing and will be the
new fighter jet for the Air Force of South-Korea. In 2000, South-Korea
started the Next Generation Fighter Program for a new type fighter jet.
On 19 april 2002 South-Korea signed a 2 year long F-X fighter aircraft
evaluation program contract with met boeing for the delivering of 40 F-15K
Strike Eagle fighter jets with weapons for a amount of 4.2 billion dollar.
The aircraft will be manufactured by Boeing in St. Louis. The first one
was delivered to the South Korean Air Force in march 2005. The other jets
will be delivered between march 2005 till 2008.
F-15K Strike Eagle
The F-15K Strike Eagle is worlds most perfect long-rage, multi-role fighter
jet. The F-15K can be used - just like the F-15E - for air-air and air-surface
attacks, day and night under all weather conditions.
The F-15K has worlds newest operational combat radar, the APG-63 (v) 1
developed by Raytheon. A possible update of the radar could be an active
electronic scan (AESA). These upgrade reduces the pilot work. The AESA
is faster, lighter and better than a radar which is mechanical positioned.
It can also change fast frequency, change of beam direction, improved
detection capabilities and electronic countermeasures.
The F-15K has avionics systems like: third generation forward looking
infrared system (FLIR), a helm-mounted targeting system, weapon-control
systems to support advanced weapons.
The F-15K can carry 23.000 pound weapons. Some weapons are: Joint Direct
Attack Munition (JDAM), Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response
(SLAM-ER), Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), AGM-130
and the AIM-9X Sidewinder missile. These weapon systems are compatible
with other South-Korean weapon systems and American weapon systems which
are in South-Korea.
More information about these weapon systemsCLICK
The F-15K has two F-110 engines, developed by Samsung Techwin and General
turbofan engines in 29.000 lb thrust with afterburner