Air Force eyes blending cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) into F-15 aircraft electronic warfare (EW)

March 30, 2021
The Air Force wants to use AI and machine learning to enable F-15 EW systems to detect and identify enemy RF signals not in the system's database.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force is looking to add new "cognitive" capabilities that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into electronic warfare (EW) systems now in development for various versions of the F-15 jet fighter. The Drive reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

30 March 2021 -- Though the service has not identified any particular EW suites it is looking to improve in this way, the forthcoming Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System, or EPAWSS, for its existing F-15E Strike Eagles and new F-15EXs would appear to be the most likely candidate.

Cognitive EW seeks to automate and otherwise speed-up aspects of EW, like the rapid development of new countermeasures, possibly in real-time.

The F-15 Program Office is interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning electronic warfare (EW) capabilities that can be fielded in the next two years, with incremental improvements, and integrated into EW systems currently in development for the F-15.

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John Keller, chief editor
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