Boeing F-15SE is the use of stealth coating needs U.S. government approval
Boeing’s new F-15SE Silent Eagle multi-purpose fighter
According to the U.S., “Aviation Week and Space Technology” web site March 20, 2009 reported the first prototype aircraft F-15SE is the Boeing F -15E1 demonstrator based on the modified, which is the Boeing Company to lease a U.S. Air Force F-15E, for a variety of advanced technology demonstration. Prototype conformal fuel tanks provided by the U.S. Air Force, Boeing will transform it into their bomb bay, the bomb bay doors are manufactured using composite materials.
Boeing also revealed, F-15SE prototype of extraversion on the use of twin vertical tails just for show, in fact, it is not integrated with the aircraft’s fuselage structure together. Jones said this design is that it can be like the F-22A, F-35 and F/A-18E/F, like a similar design to reduce RCS, while still on the increase in the objective after the body lift aircraft (although this is not a design focus), which allows engineers to reduce weight on the front of the machine. Jones also said the F-15E1 from the first quarter of 2010 flight, the test will only assess the use of CFT-type tank shells, in the meantime continue to use its F-15E aircraft’s vertical tail. Prior to October of this year, Boeing will explore the bomb bay of CFT-type weapon equipped, dynamics, ammunition and a lot of separation-related ground support and security issues, and when completed before the end of the F-15E1 modification.
Boeing also plans to ride the edge of wing and body used in some absorbing coating, but its application and exports must be approved by the U.S. government, but Boeing has not yet started with the U.S. government on this issue negotiations. The current F-15E also did not use these coatings. However, Jones claimed, F-15SE forward in the design of RCS can be done to reduce the RCS can be considered a considerable level of F-35. But he also acknowledged, F-15SE’s propulsion system will lack the stealth features, including the installation of radar is not in front of the engine block device (F/A-18E/F uses this design). In addition, the rear of the aircraft body will lack the infrared signal suppressor to reduce engine jet infrared radiation. However, this process is largely Boeing to reduce costs.
F-15SE Another design feature is a new multi-purpose DEWS replaced the former consists of four field-replaceable unit (LRU) consisting of electronic warfare systems. The system’s radar warning receivers, jammers, bomb delivery device interference and interference canceller and so are better with active phased array radar integrated. Within each vertical tail of the tail stays put there two decoy device, and the DEWS system’s antenna and transmitter.
statement by Jones, including spare parts and material security, including the reduction of RCS, a new-made F-15SE factory priced at approximately $ 100 million, and the F-15SG is almost (though from Boeing unpublished price). Currently, Boeing has been promoting the manufacture of F-15SE. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Zhang Yang)