BAE Systems Developing New, Digital EW System For F-15s

Digital EW System For F-15s
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NASHUA, N.H., Oct. 1 (UPI) — A new, all-digital electronic warfare system for U.S. Air Force F-15s is to be developed by BAE Systems under a contract received from Boeing.

BAE Systems said the system is part of a multi-billion dollar program to develop the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System, or EPAWSS, an integrated system to provide enhanced aircraft protection and improved situational awareness.

“This selection builds on our extensive electronic warfare legacy, a history we were able to leverage to develop an executable, affordable, and low-risk solution for the F-15 fleet,” said Brian Walters, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems.

“By upgrading to an enhanced all-digital system, the Air Force, in conjunction with the platform prime (contractor), Boeing, will provide next-generation electronic warfare capability to F-15C and F-15E aircraft to help keep the platform capable and mission-ready against current and future threats.”

The EPAWSS system will replace the F-15 Tactical Electronic Warfare Suite, in service since the 1980s. It will feature advanced electronic counter-measures, radar warning, and greater chaff and flare capabilities.

Information as to the value and length of the contract received by BAE Systems were not disclosed.


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