Air Force asks Boeing to integrate new COTS-based ADCP II mission computer for F-15 combat jet avionics
ADCP II computer is based on commercial technology and provides multi-core high-speed processing for advanced systems integration and fault tolerance.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will integrate the first lot of the Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP) II aboard versions of the U.S. Air Force F-15 combat jet under terms of a $10.4 million order announced Monday.
Officials of the Fighter/Bomber directorate of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are asking the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis to carry out low-rate initial production Lot 1 for the ADCP II mission computer. Boeing will oversee production and integration of the ADCP II boxes and related equipment into the F-15 aircraft.
Boeing is the prime systems integrator for all versions of the F-15 Eagle combat jet. The ADCP II flight computer comes from the Honeywell Inc. Aerospace segment in Phoenix.
The computer is based on commercial technology and provides multi-core processing capabilities. Its high-speed processing and interface designs enable advanced systems integration, increased mission effectiveness, augmented fault-tolerance, enhanced system stability, and aircrew survivability, Air Force officials say.
The ADCP II is pivotal to F-15 upgrades to enable the 1970s-vintage aircraft to help maintain U.S. air superiority for the F-15's anticipated life cycle through 2040.
The computer provides mission processing for 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.
On this order Boeing will do the work in St. Louis and should be finished by July 2021. For more information contact Boeing Defense, Space & Security online at www.boeing.com, or the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at www.wpafb.af.mil/aflcmc.