IAF Integrates Decommissioned F-15s

IAF Integrates Decommissioned F-15s 27 December, 2017

Israel Air Force (IAF) integrates nine US decommissioned F-15 fighters into force. According to IAF Magazine the IAF set out on a project to convert the aircraft to Israeli "Baz" (F-15) models. The first aircraft will become operational in early 2018

In 2016, the United States Air National Guard(USANG)  delivered nine D6-model F-15 aircraft to the Israeli Air Force. The aircraft were decommissioned by the USANG as a part of a natural decommission process and were supposed to be used for spare parts. However,  IAF's Material Directorate and Technical Branch followed different route. Two-seat F-15 fighter jets could carry Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT).

The prototype aircraft is now in the final stages of its conversion prior to its definitive tests. The jet’s first flight is expected to be performed in January of 2018 as part of a series of test flights due to be performed by the Flight Test Squadron. Afterwards, it will become operational.

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