US Air Force’s Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) that will be installed on more than 400 F-15Es and F-15Cs has recently completed its Critical Design Review (CDR).
The EPAWSS program is on schedule to provide advanced electronic warfare capability to the war fighter with completion of Critical Design Review.
In February, Boeing completed a Critical Design Review for EPAWSS. This review follows BAE Systems’ CDR of the system’s electronic warfare (EW) suite that was completed at the end of 2016 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
“The EPAWSS Critical Design Review is an important step toward providing our F-15 air crew with a world class defensive and jamming system that will bring them home safely,” said Col. Tim Bailey, F-15 program manager for the U.S. Air Force in a statement Monday.
The goal of the EPAWSS program is to update the Air Force’s fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft with advanced EW technology in order to maximize mission effectiveness and survivability against current and emerging threats.
“Our new, all-digital EW system will provide advanced threat detection to help maintain the F-15’s air dominance, which is essential as this platform is scheduled to remain in active service for decades to come.” Bailey added.