The U.S. Air Force has named Boeing (NYSE: BA) the prime contractor on the $4 billion Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System program to upgrade the electronic warfare and threat detection functions of F-15 aircraft.
The company said Thursday EPAWSS will replace the Tactical Electronic Warfare System on approximately 400 F-15E and F-15C jets in the Air Force’s fleet.
Boeing has selected BAE Systems Inc. to develop and manufacture the system as subcontractor on the EPAWSS program.
BAE Systems said EPAWSS is an all-digital integrated system that features radar warning and increased chaff and flare functions in support of efforts to meet F-15 Eagle mission requirements through 2040.
The company will build the system and perform follow-on work at its facilities in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas.
The F-15 Eagle tactical fighter jet works to help the Air Force gain and maintain air superiority and includes weapons and avionics payloads that deliver the required maneuverability, acceleration and range capabilities.