Together with 42 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, the US Air Force will retire 57 F-15 C / D Eagle fighters - they will be replaced by the F-35 Lightning II and F-15EX Eagle II

The United States Air Force will not be limited to A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft and will send to

retire several dozen F-15 Eagle fighters. They will be replaced by newer aircraft.

What is known

The US Air Force intends to decommission immediately 57F-15C and F-15D fighters. They are already almost 40 years old, and the service life is coming to an end. In 2022, the United States began to retire aircraft that were stationed at the Kadena base in Japan. They were temporarily replaced by F-22 Raptor fighters. It is possible that Kratos Valkyrie drones will be deployed in Japan.

The old F-15C/D Eagle will be replaced by moremodern aircraft. In particular, we are talking about the upgraded Boeing F-15EX Eagle II and the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighters manufactured by Lockheed Martin. By the way, both aircraft will become carriers of hypersonic missiles.

So far, the US Air Force has purchased only twofighter F-15EX Eagle II. However, the Pentagon is requesting funds to purchase 24 more Boeing aircraft in fiscal year 2024 along with 48 F-35 Lightning IIs.