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Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle To Debut Aero India 2015, US Sends Globemaster III, Poseidon And KC-135
Fighter Jets At Aero India 2013: File Photo, courtesy- New Indian Express

Boeing will be displaying its F-15 Strike Eagle for the first time in Aero India, USAF’s F-16s, C-17 Globemaster III, US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon and KC-135 are other aircraft that will be on display during the show.

The F-15 will fly from Kadena in Japan. A F-15C made an appearance during the Cope India joint exercise at Gwalior in 2004.

The US Air Force will be sending two F-15 and a F-16 aircraft to Aero India 2015 to be held in Bangalore from February 18.

The Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft was one of the two US contenders for the Indian Air Force tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), besides the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Dassault Rafale.

France is expected to send three Rafale aircraft to the air show. India is looking at buying Russian Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft in case Rafale aircraft deal falls apart.
The USAF will also fly a C-17 Globemaster III, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon and a KC-135 aircraft.

The Indian Air Force already operates the Boeing C-17, while the Indian Navy operates the Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft.

The US is also planning to send a US Army Special Forces parachute display team to Aero India 2015.

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