The State Department announced Thursday that it had finalized a $29 billion sale of Boeing-made F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a government-to-government agreement under the Foreign Military Sales program to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force, White House spokesman Joshua Earnest said in a statement. U.S., Saudi Arabia finalize F-15 fighter deal - Air Force News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Air Force Times I am glad to see that the DOD and congress as well as the White House have approved this sale as it means the F-15 production line will stay open. What really comes to mind here is the F35 Joint Strike Fighter which is now approaching a unit cost of the F22 and with all it's problems , then along comes the Silent Eagle which is now half the cost and with better performance and we export it to Saudi Arabia and continue spending taxpayer money on the F-35. Something tells me that these F15's will see service long before the Navy replaces it's F/A-18's with F35's.