Military Embedded Systems

EW from BAE Systems for U.S. Air Force F-15s begin low-rate initial production


March 02, 2021

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image: BAE Systems

NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) -- an electronic warfare (EW) and countermeasures system -- for the U.S. Air Force. 

According to information from BAE Systems, the all-digital EPAWSS combines multispectral sensors and countermeasures plus signal processing, microelectronics, and intelligent algorithms to give pilots fully integrated radar-warning, situational-awareness, geolocation, and self-protection capabilities.

The U.S. Air Force decided to proceed with LRIP following successful completion of a series of rigorous flight tests, ground tests, and intensive technology demonstrations. 

Lt. Col. Dan Carroll, the F-15 EPAWSS program manager, stated: “I’m proud of the overall team for their incredible effort on this program. The LRIP milestone is the culmination of years of hard work by a lot of great people within the government and our Boeing and BAE Systems industry partners. EPAWSS will significantly improve the survivability and utility of the F-15, and will be a great complement to what is already a very capable and lethal aircraft."

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