The 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was stationed at Langley AFB and part of the Air Defence Command. The 48th FIS received the first F-15A/B’s on August 14, 1981 replacing the F-106 Delta Dart. The 48th FIS officially stood up as an F-15 squadron on April 5th 1982. The 48th FIS participated a couple of times with the F-15s at the William Tell competitions. The 48th FIS received three F-15A’s modified to carry the ASM-135A anti-Satellite (ASAT) missle, although the missle was never operational. The Squadron deactivated on September 30, 1991 and the F-15s were transferred to the 110 Fighter Squadron at Lambert Field, St Louis Missouri.
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