During the military exercise Northern Edge 21, held in Alaska, an American fighter F-15EX Advanced Eagle, which is considered the analogue of the Russian Su-57, “shot down several opponents and was shot down himself,” reports the magazine Popular Mechanics.
The publication notes that such fighters as F-15C Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor took part in the event. A total of 33 sorties were flown by two F-15EX Advanced Eagles during Northern Edge 21.
Each of these aircraft worked in tandem with another fighter. The results of this exercise is explained by the untested tactics of using F-15EX Advanced Eagle and the fact that this aircraft works best with stealth fighters.
In April Popular Mechanics wrote that the official name of the fighter F-15EX Advanced Eagle was sad and uninteresting.
In February, the F-15EX Advanced Eagle, which is considered the most advanced version of the F-15 Eagle, took off for the first time. The aircraft, which could become the most armed fighter in the world and will complement the F-35 Lightning II in particularly challenging missions.