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Boeing gets $478 million F-15 electronic warfare system contract

Deal covers engineering manufacturing and development of system.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Boeing gets $478 million F-15 electronic warfare system contract
Boeing has been awarded a $478 million U.S. Air Force contract for work on the F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System. U.S. Air Force photo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a $478 million U.S. Air Force contract for work on the F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System.

The cost-plus-incentive-fee deal will cover engineering manufacturing and development of the system.

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Under the deal, the contractor will provide planning, design development, integration, testing and risk reduction activities for the system.

Work will be performed in Missouri and has an estimated completion date of August 2020.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting entity.

Boeing chose BAE Systems in October 2015 to help develop the electronic warfare system that provides advanced aircraft protection, significantly improved situational awareness and support for future F-15 mission requirements.

The system will replace the F-15's Tactical Electronic Warfare Suite, which has been in use since the 1980s.

The new system will help ensure the aircraft remains in its scheduled service through 2040.

The new system requires a smaller footprint than the past system while providing advanced capabilities that include advanced electronic countermeasures, radar warning and increase chaff and flare capability.

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