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Air Force F-15EX Eagle II Fighter Program [May 24, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Air Force took delivery of its first F-15EX Eagle II fighter. The Eagle II program is intended to deliver 144 aircraft to replace aging F-15Cs, most of which are in the Air National Guard. The Trump Administration's FY2020 budget proposal included a request for $1.1 billion to buy 8 F-15EX aircraft, the first procurement toward a planned initial buy of 144. This proposal represented a change from previous Air Force plans to procure only stealthy 'fifth-generation' fighter aircraft. The subsequentFY2021 defense budget proposal requested about $1.27billion in procurement funding for 12Eagle IIs and $133.5 million in advance procurement for future aircraft. The proposed budget also requested about $159.8million for F15EX research and development."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46801
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2021-05-24
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