The first two Boeing F-15I strike aircraft for the Israeli air force were delivered on 6 November in St Louis, Missouri. Transfer of the 25 F-15I Raam ("thunder") aircraft will begin in January 1998 and are due to be completed in 1999. The first F-15I was shown armed with Rafael Python-4 and Hughes AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles. The F-15I is intended to meet long-range strike requirements. This is thought to include Israeli tactical nuclear-strike missions.

Source: Flight International