Modernisation of the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Component (DACCC) will be completed by 2023.
BAE Systems engages in EPAWSS production
BAE Systems has received a $58 million subcontract from Boeing to participate in LRIP of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS).
The digital EW and countermeasures system has completed flight tests, ground tests and technology demonstrations, paving the way for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase during which BAE Systems will deliver incremental updates to the EPAWSS flight software with new geolocation and threat identification capabilities.
Prime contractor Boeing received a $79.57 million LRIP contract in December 2020 from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
EPAWSS ‘provides advanced electromagnetic capabilities that protect pilots and help them maintain air superiority during their toughest missions’, BAE Systems noted in a 2 March statement.
It added: ‘The system combines multispectral sensors and countermeasures, industry-leading signal processing, microelectronics, and intelligent algorithms to deliver fully integrated radar warning, situational awareness, geolocation, and self-protection capabilities.’
The all-digital EPAWSS replaces the existing F-15 Tactical Electronic Warfare Suite (TEWS), which has been used by the USAF since 1980s.
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