BAE Systems are to replace the electronic warfare suite for the US F-15 fleet.
The British defence giant has been contracted by Boeing to develop the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS).
BAE has experience developing such systems, notable examples are the ALR-94 for the F-22 and ASQ-239 for the F-35.
EPAWSS provides the US Air Force F-15 fleet with advanced electronic warfare technology, designed to increase the survivability of the jet in modern environments. BAE have more than 60 years of electronic warfare experience and with 10,000 tactical systems produced, BAE Systems remain a world leader in the field.
Brian Walters, vice-president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems said:
“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,” says Brian Walters, vice-president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems.”
The F-15 Eagle is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat. The Eagle has since been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, among other nations.
BAE Systems is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London with operations worldwide. It is among the world’s largest defence contractors; it ranked as the second-largest based on applicable 2012 revenues. Its largest operations are in the United Kingdom and United States.