The US Air Force will be replacing the Tactical Electronic Warfare System on more than 400 F-15 Es and F-15Cs with Boeing’s new threat detection system in a $4 billion program.
Boeing has won a US Air Force’s Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) contract.
“This new electronic warfare suite will counter threats and better protect air crews. The EPAWSS program, which will upgrade existing F-15 aircraft, is valued at approximately $4 billion,” the company said in a statement Thursday.
“As we look at future threats, enhanced electronic warfare is more essential than ever to improve overall survivability,” said Lt. Col. James Parslow, US Air Force F-15 EPAWSS program manager, Fighter/Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “We look forward to adding this next-generation capability to enhance the air superiority mission of the F-15.”
“Warfighters of today and tomorrow need the latest in jamming, targeting, infrared threat detection and enhanced decoy capabilities,” said Mike Gibbons, vice president, Global Strike Boeing F-15 programs. “EPAWSS will ensure the F-15 is relevant and dominant through 2040 and beyond.”
Boeing has selected BAE Systems as the subcontractor to develop EPAWSS.