BAE Systems has been selected by prime contractor Boeing to provide Electronic Warfare (EW) system for the U.S. Air Force’s Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) program.
This selection to provide the mission critical EW upgrade for more than 400 F-15 fighter aircraft is expected to be worth in excess of $1 billion to BAE Systems over the next 10 years with the initial award value of $67 million.
As part of the EPAWSS program to update the F-15 platform, this digital electronic warfare suite will replace the Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS), which has been in use since the 1980s.
By replacing TEWS, the Air Force is providing next-generation EW technology for advanced threat detection to maintain air dominance for F-15 fighters that are scheduled to be in active service through 2040.
With EW systems already on more than 80 platforms, this latest franchise program leverages the company’s technological innovations developed for the F-22 and the F-35.
As the sole-provider of EW systems for the stealth F-35 aircraft the company is providing pilots with maximum situational awareness, helping to identify, monitor, analyze and respond to potential threats.