WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force is ordering advanced multicore avionics data processors for upgrades to the F-15 jet fighter aircraft under terms of $61.2 million order announced on Thursday.
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 build full-rate-production versions of the F-15 Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCP II) for integration into the Air Force F-15 aircraft fleet.
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 avionics computer is based on commercial technology and provides multicore processor 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 Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, England,and should be finished by December 2026. For more information contact Boeing Defense, Space & Security online at www.boeing.com/company/about-bds, Honeywell Aerospace at https://aerospace.honeywell.com, or the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at www.aflcmc.af.mil.