The basic airframe design may be old, but there have been numerous revisions and upgrades under the hood so its still a capable strike craft. In general the SAF is generally conservative in their buying decisions, favouring combat proven or established designs over newer ones as reliability may still be in question.
Its a F-15T version. Made just for Singapore.
F-15 Tan Dio!!!! :bsmilie:
Jokes aside... its configured as a Strike Eagle but with downgraded technology for the moment. The F-15 is currently the top fighter in the US until the delivery of the F-22... as such, they would not be providing us the best technology yet.
The worrying part is that the US is phasing out the F-15 in favour of the F-22. So I expect that the F-15 would not be further developed due to cost issues. This is different from the F-16 in which the US has a active buyer (Isreal) which saw the development of newer capabilities. The F-16 still has some time to go before the JSF gets deveoped.