Saudi Arabia has taken delivery of a new batch of F-15SA fighter jets, the third such batch since deliveries began in December.
#RSAF 3rd batch of F-15SA has just departed from St. Louis on delivery to #SaudiAraibia pic.twitter.com/3mwF1AeTgF— محمد بن خالد (@MbKS15) March 27, 2017
From there, the fighter jets flew to King Khalid airbase in Saudi Arabia.
هبوط اولى مقاتلات الدفعه الثالثه من مقاتلات F15SA للقوات الجوية الملكية السعودية لمعقل للصقور بقاعده الملك خالد الجوية pic.twitter.com/5xl9LEJDWz— ahmed hader (@Ahmedhader) April 5, 2017
According to The Aviationist, this batch included jets with serial numbers 12-1005/Retro 61, 12-1008, 12-1932, 12-1039, and 12-1047.
Saudi Arabia took delivery of the first batch of F-15SA jets in December. This batch included serial numbers 93-0857, 93-0899, 12-1006, and 12-1010. The former two are remanufactured F-15S from Saudi inventories while the latter two are new-build aircraft.
The second batch was delivered in February. Four jets were to be transferred, but one returned after encountering a technical difficulty. The jets that were delivered were serials 12-1041, 12-1043, and 12-1045.
The F-15SA is the most advanced F-15 ever produced. The aircraft are being delivered under a contract for 84 new-build F-15SA fighter jets and an overhaul of 68 F-15S jets from Saudi inventories.