List of McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle operators

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Current operators of the F-15 in cyan, F-15E in red, both in dark blue

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has been in service with the United States Air Force since 1976. Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia and other nations have also operated the aircraft. The units it has been assigned to, and the bases it has been stationed are listed below.

Operators[edit]

 Israel[edit]

  • Israeli Air Force has operated F-15s since 1977, received under Peace Fox I, II and III. These aircraft are currently organized into two F-15A/B squadrons and one F-15C/D squadron. The first 25 F-15A/Bs were early USAF production airframes. The second batch was temporarily embargoed as a result of the 1982 Lebanon War.[1] The IAF has 43 F-15A/B/C/D (20 F-15A, 6 F-15B, 11 F-15C, and 6 F-15D) aircraft in service as of January 2011.[2] It also operates 25 F-15I "Ra'am" aircraft as of January 2011.[2]
Two pale-gray jet aircraft taking off side-by side towards right of camera
Two F-15J Eagles of the 202nd TFS, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, take off in formation during a joint USA/Japan exercise.

 Japan[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

  • Republic of Korea Air Force has ordered a combined 61 F-15K "Slam Eagle" with one lost in an accident.[5] It has 45 F-15Ks in use in January 2011.[2]
    • 11th Fighter Wing (제11전투비행단), based at Daegu
      • 102nd Fighter Squadron
      • 122nd Fighter Squadron
RSAF F-15 following air-to-air refuelling from a KC-135

 Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • Royal Saudi Air Force has operated 4 squadrons of F-15C/D (55/19) since 1981, received under Peace Sun. They are based at Dhahran, Khamis Mushayt and Taif air bases. A stipulation in the Camp David Peace Agreement limited the number of Saudi F-15 to 60, holding surplus air frames in Luke AFB for RSAF pilot training. This limitation was later abandoned. The RSAF has 70 F-15C/D (49 F-15C and 21 F-15D) Eagles in operation as of January 2011.[2] It also operated 69 F-15S Eagles as of January 2011.[2]
    • No. 2 Wing RSAF – King Abdullah Aziz Air Base
      • No. 5 Squadron RSAF (F-15C/D)
      • No. 34 Squadron RSAF (F-15C/D)
    • No. 3 Wing RSAF – King Abdullah Aziz Air Base
      • No. 13 Squadron RSAF (F-15C/D)
      • No. 92 Squadron RSAF (F-15S)
    • No. 5 Wing RSAF – King Khalid Air Base
      • No. 6 Squadron RSAF (F-15S)
      • No. 55 Squadron RSAF (F-15S)
    • No. 7 Wing RSAF – King Faisal Air Base
      • No. 2 Squadron RSAF (F-15C/D)

 Singapore[edit]

F-15Es from the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi to their parking spots on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during exercise Valiant Shield 2006.
An F-15E Strike Eagle breaking away from a tanker.
Pilots walking to their F-15 Eagles at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

 United States[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Gething 1983
  2. ^ a b c d e "World Military Aircraft Inventory". 2011 Aerospace. Aviation Week and Space Technology, January 2011.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Air Forces". Flight International, 11–17 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force". Scramble.nl. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ Duk-kun, Byun. "Air Force receives last shipment of F-15K fighter jet." Yonhap News, 8 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean at the Inauguration of the F-15SG 149 Squadron." MINDEF press release, 5 April 2010. Retrieved: 20 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Inauguration of the RSAF's First Local F-15SG Squadron." MINDEF press release, 5 April 2010. Retrieved: 20 April 2010.
  8. ^ Mehuron, Tamar A., Assoc. Editor. 2011 "USAF Almanac, Fact and Figures." Air Force Magazine, May 2011. Retrieved: 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Wings, Groups, Centers." Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved: 11 March 2012.
  10. ^ http://www.144fw.ang.af.mil/index.asp
  11. ^ http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20131026/NEWS01/310260017/Changing-Guard-MANG-says-farewell-F-15-fighter-jets
  12. ^ "173 Fighter Wing." 173fw.ang.af.mil. Retrieved: 30 December 2010.
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