Boeing Wins $9.8 Billion to Upgrade Saudi Arabian F-15 Jets

Boeing has been awarded a $9.8 billion contract to modernize F-15 fighter jet fleet of Saudi Arabia.

This contract provides for modernization of the F-15 Saudi fleet to include hardware, software, and interface design, development, integration, test, subsystem and structural component production. It also includes installation of future modifications and enhancements to the F-15 Saudi weapon system as well as product support, a Pentagon announcement said.

Work will be performed in St. Louis and as separately specified in individual task and delivery orders and is expected to be completed by November 2025. The ordering period for this contract is five years from the date of contract award plus an option for an additional five year ordering period.

This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Initial delivery order will be awarded concurrently in the amount of $1,032,649 using FMS modification and development type 4F funds.

Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest operators of F-15 jets outside the US. Saudi Arabia had ordered 84 F-15SA fighters along with kits to upgrade existing Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) fleet of 70 F-15S multi-role fighters to the SA configuration in 2010.

The new upgrade is expected to bring the Saudi F-15s on par with the F-15QT ordered by Qatar.

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