Close sidebar

KAI to build F-15SE weapons bays

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 4, 2010
photo - Boeing

Boeing and Korean Aerospace (KAI) have signed an agreement that will see KAI design, develop and build the conformal weapons bays (CWB) for the F-15SE Silent Eagle.

The CWBs will feature two bays on each side for the internal carriage of air-to-air missiles and JDAM class bombs, as well as additional fuel storage. The CWBs, in conjunction with detailed shaping and coatings on the forward fuselage, canted vertical stablisers and other enhancements will give the F-15SE a low radar cross section in the forward and side quadrants compared to other fourth generation fighters.

“KAI is a leading aerospace company with world-class core technical capabilities that complement Boeing’s,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 program vice president. “We are excited about KAI’s growing role on the development and production of key technologies for Boeing aircraft.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

Boeing is pitching the F-15SE to Korea for its FX-III requirement.

Fly into Spring with Australian Aviation’s latest print edition. Starting from $49.95 a year, you can read comprehensive coverage on all sectors of the industry to keep you in the loop. Get your hands on the subscription today. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year