Boeing has been chosen as the prime contractor
for the U.S. Air Force’s Eagle Passive Active Warning
Survivability System (EPAWSS).
The new electronic warfare suite is designed to
counter threats and better protect air crews.
The contract is valued at US$4 billion.
“As we look at future threats, enhanced
electronic warfare is more essential than ever to improve overall
survivability,” said Lt. Col. James Parslow, U.S. Air Force F-15
EPAWSS program manager, Fighter/Bombers Directorate, Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center. “We look forward to adding this
next-generation capability to enhance the air superiority mission
of the F-15.”
The new threat detection system will be
installed on more than 400 F-15Es and F-15Cs, replacing the
Tactical Electronic Warfare System also known as TEWS.
“Warfighters of today and tomorrow need the latest in jamming,
targeting, infrared threat detection and enhanced decoy capabilities,” said Mike Gibbons, vice president, Global Strike
Boeing F-15 programs. “EPAWSS will ensure the F-15 is relevant and dominant through 2040 and beyond.”
Boeing has selected BAE
Systems as the subcontractor to develop EPAWSS.
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