The Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) made its successful first flight onboard a U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, Boeing announced.
Boeing was selected as the prime contractor for the EPAWSS. The system will provide the U.S. Air Force F-15 fleet with advanced electronic warfare technology to maximize mission effectiveness and survivability.
The EPAWSS program, which will upgrade existing F-15 aircraft, is valued at approximately $4 billion. The new threat detection system will be installed on more than 400 F-15Es and F-15Cs, replacing the Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS).
Boeing had selected BAE Systems as the subcontractor to develop EPAWSS.
Providing both offensive and defensive electronic warfare options for the pilot and aircraft, EPAWSS offers fully integrated radar warning, geo-location, situational awareness, and self-protection solutions to detect and defeat surface and airborne threats in signal-dense contested and highly contested environments. Equipped with advanced electronic countermeasures, it enables deeper penetration against modern integrated air defense systems, providing rapid response capabilities to protect the aircrew.
An all-digital system, it requires a smaller footprint than previous systems, allowing it to seamlessly integrate new capabilities and remain current. A platform-level solution, it provides the F-15 with improved reliability and maintainability, helping reduce long term life cycle costs to keep the aircraft fielded now and into the future.