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Boeing to provide design and development for F-15MJ fighter of Japanese Air Force.

| 2022

According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense on December 30, 2021, the company Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $471,313,000 undefinitized contract action for the F-15 Japan Super Interceptor Program.

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Boeing to provide design and development for F 15MJ of Japanese Air Force 925 001 Japanese Air Force F-15MJ fighter aircraft (Picture source

The contract action provides for the design and development of an integrated suite of aircraft systems to support modification of the Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15MJ aircraft and the development, test, and delivery of four Weapon System Trainers. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2028.

The Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather air superiority fighter based on the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle in use by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). The F-15J was produced under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) acquired 203 F-15Js and 20 F-15DJs, of which 2 F-15Js and 12 F-15DJs were built by McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri.

Seventy fighters will receive extensive upgrades under Japan’s Super Interceptor program. Earlier, Japan planned to upgrade 98 airframes. It was dropped to save costs. Also cut was a plan to integrate AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM) with the upgraded F-15. Tokyo is developing an anti-ship variant of the Mitsubishi ASM-3 air-to-air missile. It could arm the upgraded F-15s with these.

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