Thursday, December 8, 2022

U.S. Air Force orders super high-speed computer for F-15 fighter jets

The U.S. Defense Department has announced the award of a $91 million modification to previously awarded contract to Boeing for a super high-speed computer intended to improve the aircraft’s electronic warfare ability.

Under the modification, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, one of the largest US defense contractors, based in St. Louis, provides for the exercise of an option for the production and integration of the Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCPII) boxes into the F-15 platform.

“The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $91,290,023 modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8634-18-C-2698 for F-15 Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCPII ) Low-Rate Initial Production 3,” said in a statement.


Also stressed that work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 28, 2021.

According to Boeing, ADCPII is the fastest fighter jet computer in the world while capable of processing 87 billion instructions per second of computing throughput- translating into faster and more reliable mission processing capability for aircrew.

The increased processing capability is critical to new advanced capabilities such as Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), long range infrared search and track capability (IRST), high speed radar communications and future software suite upgrades.

The new super high-speed computer will also help facilitate emerging F-15 “fly-by-wire” automated flight control systems.

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