The U.S. Air Force has named Boeing (NYSE: BA) the prime contractor on the $4 billionÂ Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System program to upgrade the electronic warfare and threat detection functions of F-15 aircraft.
The company said ThursdayÂ EPAWSS will replace theÂ Tactical Electronic Warfare System on approximately 400Â F-15E and F-15C jets inÂ the Air Force’s fleet.
Boeing has selected BAE Systems Inc.Â to develop and manufacture the system as subcontractor on theÂ EPAWSS program.
BAE Systems saidÂ 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 inÂ New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas.
TheÂ F-15 Eagle tactical fighter jet works to help the Air Force gain and maintain air superiority and includesÂ weapons and avionicsÂ payloads that deliver the requiredÂ maneuverability, acceleration and range capabilities.