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US Air Force F-15 EW kit completes operational testing

3rd April 2024 - 12:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


BAE has been making the EPAWSS under contract to Boeing. (Photo: BAE Systems)

Designed to offer full-spectrum electronic warfare capabilities for the F-15E and F-15EX fighters, the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) will enable freedom of manoeuvre and deeper penetration into battlespaces.

The US Air Force (USAF) has completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) of the BAE Systems-made Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the service’s F-15E Strike Eagle and F-15EX Eagle II jets.

EPAWSS was designed to provide full-spectrum electronic warfare (EW) capabilities, including radar warning, geolocation, situational awareness and self-protection to the fighters. The system, BAE Systems claimed, will enable “freedom of manoeuvre” and deeper penetration into battlespaces protected by integrated air defence systems.

“EPAWSS is a leap in technology, improving the lethality and combat capabilities of the F-15E and F-15EX in contested, degraded environments against advanced

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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