Boeing will provide modernisation and sustainment services for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 multi-role fighter fleet after it was awarded a US$9.8bn contract by the US Department of Defense on November 10.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract provides for a package of upgrades to the hardware, software and interface design of the Royal Saudi Air Force’s (RSAF’s) F-15 fleet. It also covers the development, integration, test and installation of future modifications and enhancements to the multi-role fighters.
Contract work will be performed at Boeing’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, and as separately specified in individual tasks and delivery orders. The contract is expected to be completed by November 2025 but includes an option for an additional five-year ordering period, which would see it extended through 2030, if exercised.
The RSAF operates four different variants of the Boeing F-15 Eagle family. AirForces Intelligence data states that the air arm operates more than 50 single-seat F-15Cs and 15 two-seat F-15Ds, which have been in service since 1982. The RSAF is taking delivery of 84 new-build F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) and is actively converting a further 68 F-15S Strike Eagles to F-15SA standard to complement its newly acquired aircraft.