Mitsubishi F-15J

F-15J/DJ Eagle
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Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15DJ of 306 Sqn
Role Air superiority fighter
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, McDonnell Douglas
First flight 4 June 1980
Introduction 7 December 1981
Primary user Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Number built 213[1]
Developed from McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

The Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather air superiority fighter based on the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle in use by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). The F-15J was produced under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The subsequent F-15DJ and F-15J Kai variants were also produced. Japan is the largest customer of the F-15 Eagle outside the United States.[2] In addition to combat, F-15DJ roles include training. The F-15J Kai is a modernized version of the F-15J.