BAE Systems to start low-rate production of EPAWSS electronic warfare (EW) avionics for F-15 combat aircraft

March 15, 2021
EPAWSS also will be part of the avionics of the F-15EX, which is based on the F-15 Advanced Eagle that Boeing is building for foreign militaries.

NASHUA, N.H. – BAE Systems won a $58 million contract from Boeing to start low-rate initial production of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force. UPI reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

15 March 2021 -- The all-digital EPAWSS electronic warfare (EW) system enables F-15 combat jet pilots to monitor, jam, and deceive enemy threats in contested airspace and combines multispectral sensors and countermeasures, signal processing, microelectronics, and intelligent algorithms to deliver integrated radar warning, situational awareness, geolocation, and self-protection capabilities.

The beginning of LRIP for the EPAWSS follows flight tests, ground tests, and technology demonstrations, BAE Systems officials say, and the contractor is delivering incremental software updates during the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

As a result, EPAWSS avionics system performance continues to improve in ground/flight test and dense signal environments. At the end of December Boeing was awarded a $189.3 million contract modification for repairs and support equipment of the EPAWSS.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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