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US grants a $281mn contract to Boeing for the F-15 Radar Modernization Program

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US grants a $281mn contract to Boeing for the F-15 Radar Modernization Program
 
Boeing has been awarded a $281,741,390 for F-15 Combined (V)3 and Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades. Contractor will provide procurement, installation, initial spares and support for 17 (V)3, and 29 RMP radars, the US DoD announced on Oct. 30, 2015.
     
U grants a 281mn contract to Boeing for the F15 Radar Modernization Program 640 001A USAF F-15E Strike Eagle multirole strike fighter aircraft
     
"Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 15, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity," said the DoD.

The RMP replaces the F-15E legacy APG-70 mechanically scanned radar with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) system designated the APG 82(V)1. The RMP is designed to retain functionality of the legacy radar system while providing expanded mission employment capabilities to include near-simultaneous interleaving of selected air-to-air and air-to-ground functions, enhanced air-to-air and air-to-ground combat identification capabilities, longer range air-to-air target detection and enhanced track capabilities, longer range and higher resolution air-to-ground radar mapping, improved ground moving target track capability.

The RMP upgrade is also intended to address legacy F-15E radar system suitability shortfalls including: poor reliability, parts obsolescence, and high sustainment costs. The Air Force intends to retrofit the RMP across the existing F-15E fleet. The RMP APG-82(V)1 design leverages capabilities from currently fieldedAESA radar systems. The APG 82(V)1 antenna and power supply are currently in use on the F 15C APG-63(V)3 program, and the radar receiver/exciter and Common Integrated Sensor Processor are based on the F/A-18E/F APG-79 AESA system.

Other hardware and software modifications comprising the RMP effort include a more powerful Environmental Control System, updates to the aircraft Operational Flight Program and Electronic Warfare software, a new radio frequency tunable filter, and aircraft modifications to include a new wideband radome and wiring changes.

 

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