EPAWSS by BAE Systems

BAE Systems’ Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) modernizes the F-15 military fighter jet with an advanced electronic warfare solution for the U.S. Air Force and protecting the aircraft by maximizing mission effectiveness and survivability.

F-15 EPAWSS
F-15 EPAWSS

BAE Systems’ Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) builds on an historic heritage, modernizing the F-15 military fighter jet with an advanced electronic warfare solution for the U.S. Air Force and protecting the aircraft by maximizing mission effectiveness and survivability.

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.

EPAWSS continues BAE Systems’ effort to provide the F-15 fleets of U.S. and allied nations with the most advanced aviation capabilities on the market. The foundation for that effort was set in 2008, when its Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) became the first new U.S.-developed electronic warfare system to be installed on the platform in several decades. Since then, BAE Systems has agreed to supply DEWS for new advanced and modified F-15 aircraft.

The company's Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) leverages 5th generation technology to provide advanced capabilities for the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS).

  • The U.S. Air Force requires an integrated electronic warfare system to combat the threats of tomorrow- DEWS provides this capability
  • DEWS is currently in production, and has been designed for the next generation F-15 fighter jet
  • DEWS leverages an extensive history of providing advanced electronic warfare capabilities to U.S. Air Force aircraft
  • DEWS improves survivability and enhances mission capability for
    • First look, first shot, first kill
    • Deeper penetration against modern integrated air defense systems
    • Find, fix, target, track, engage and assess

Information courtesy BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H.


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