Kenya Airforce to Use F-15E Fighter Aircraft.May 9 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Intelligence reports from independent defense procurement experts confirm that Kenya Defense Forces airforce wing has acquired a unconfirmed number of F-15 fighter jets in 2012.
Intelligence gathered from signal observers tracking scrambled modern fighter jets show that previously scrambled F-15 fighters are in Kenya.
The F-15E is a highly reputed fighter aircraft that has a great record against almost all modern generation fighter aircrafts.
Kenya Airforce is believed to have acquired the F-15E Strike Eagle, an all-weather multirole fighter which is produced by Boeing.
The F-15E is designed for long-range, high speed interdiction. This fighter does not rely on escort or electronic warfare.
The fighter is used by few countries including Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and United States.
In the recent past several crashes of the F-15 have been reported.
With the acquisition Kenya Airforce dwarfs many African airforce due to the great capabilities of this fighter.
While US advisers were in Kenya several years ago to advice on how Kenya would upgrade its air force and facilities, the process of acquiring new and advanced fighter aircrafts has been oncourse.
Kenya has recently engaged in massive military equipment acquisition besides increasing its defense capability to more greater levels, an indicator that the airforce would also engage in upgrades.
Since the entry of General Karangi to the top brass, the KDF has been improved and well armed.
General Karangi is a former airforce man and he is keen and desperate to see the air force acquire what could be his dream as an airman, and the F-15 is the ultimate prize.