The US Air Force has used the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle for decades.
The Air Force's premier tactical fighter since 1976, the F-15 boasts unequalled capability and success.
Variants make the aircraft adaptable and effective in any warfare environment.
F-15's history is outstanding. No opposing warriors have killed it in 104 battles.
The ASM-135 ASAT was successfully delivered by an F-15 flown by Maj. Wilbert D. "Doug" Pearson Jr., destroying the Solwind (P78-1) satellite.
After Vietnam, the Air Force sought an agile airframe that could engage enemy fighters and avoid SAMs (SAMs).