WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are starting full-rate production on Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP) II in the avionics of the U.S. Air Force F-15 combat jet under terms of a $59.3 million order announced Friday.
Officials 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 full-rate production 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 jet fighter 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; several other continental U.S. operating locations; and Lakenheath, England. For more information contact Boeing Defense, Space & Security online at www.boeing.com/company/about-bds, or the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at www.aflcmc.af.mil.