Boeing has been awarded a contract modification, worth around $50 million, in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15SA multirole fighter jet.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) modification was awarded by the U.S. Air Force 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron (338 SCONS) located at Joint Base San Antonio Randolph (JBSA Randolph), Texas.
The modification provides for a one-year extension to the period of performance of the existing OEM contract and brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $305 million. This modification involves foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia. Foreign military sales funds for the amount are being obligated at the time of award.
Work will be performed in Khamis, Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 6, 2019.
F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) is an advanced version of the F-15E Strike Eagle all-weather multirole strike fighter operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
The F-15SA have a modern fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system in place of the hybrid electronic/mechanical system used by all previous F-15s. The FBW system will allow the carriage of weapons on the previously unused outer wing weapon stations.
The variant includes the APG-63(v)3 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, digital electronic warfare systems (DEWS), infrared search and track (IRST) systems, and other advanced systems. It also includes a redesigned cockpit originally intended for the F-15SE.