FARN10: Boeing F-15 fires missile from internal bay for first time

At the Farnborough Airshow today Boeing announced that earlier this month the 40-year-old Boeing F-15 has fired (photo below) an air-to-air missile for the first time from an internal weapons bay, demonstrating a critical new capability invented for the stealthy F-15 Silent Eagle.

In a flight test on 14 July, the F-15E1 testbed fired the missile from a newly integrated conformal weapons bay that was modified from a conformal fuel tank, Boeing vice-president and general manager of Global Strike Systems Shelley Lavender. Continue reading…

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(Photo: Boeing)


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