F-15EX Eagle II Completes First Operational Test Mission Written 27 October 2021


An F-15EX Eagle II from the 40th Flight Test Squadron, 96th Test Wing out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. | Credit: Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner;  Wikipedia; Public Domain

ExecutiveGov reports that the US Air Force “recently completed the first-ever operational test mission of its new Boeing F-15EX Eagle II fighter aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.” The F-15EX “features a new digital fly-by-wire control technology signaling a departure from its predecessor’s standard hydro-mechanical system” and the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWS), “which provides both electronic attack and defense capabilities for missions involving advanced threats and areas with denied communications.” 
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