Gulf Sales Spur the Rebirth of the F-15 Eagle Fighter
Orders from two Gulf nations—Saudi Arabia and Qatar—paved the way for the U.S. Air Force itself to begin buying the F-15 Eagle again after 20 years.
Aircraft EX1 – the USAF’s first F-15EX Eagle II – makes its delivery flight from the St Louis factory to Eglin AFB in March 2021. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)