Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Boeing receives $24,1M for upgrade F-15 electronic warfare capabilities

The Pentagon announced Sunday that Boeing has been awarded a $24,1 million modification to previously awarded contract FA8634-17-C-2650 for F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System engineering and manufacturing development and initial operational test and evaluation.

According to a statement, this modification provides for the procurement of hardware and systems engineering program management for the F-15E Operational Test and Evaluation jets.

Work is expected to be completed by June 1, 2021.


As to Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System, or EPAWSS, is a program of upgrades F-15 aircraft electronic warfare capabilities to detect and identify air and ground threats, employ counter-measures, and jam enemy radar signals.

Providing both offensive and defensive electronic warfare options for the pilot and aircraft, EPAWSS offers fully integrated radar warning, geo-location, situational awareness, and self-protection solutions to detect and defeat surface and airborne threats in signal-dense contested and highly contested environments. Equipped with advanced electronic countermeasures, it enables deeper penetration against modern integrated air defense systems, providing rapid response capabilities to protect the aircrew.

An all-digital system, it requires a smaller footprint than previous systems, allowing it to seamlessly integrate new capabilities and remain current.

A platform-level solution, it provides the F-15 with improved reliability and maintainability, helping reduce long term life cycle costs to keep the aircraft fielded now and into the future.

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