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Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS)

Three F-15 fighter aircraft in flight
The Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System provides the U.S. Air Force F-15 fleet with advanced electronic warfare technology to maximize mission effectiveness and survivability.

With more than 60 years of electronic warfare experience and 10,000 tactical systems produced, BAE Systems remains unsurpassed across the electromagnetic spectrum. Currently flying systems on more than a dozen platforms worldwide, it is the world leader in electronic warfare, providing the warfighter with end-to-end capabilities to counter current and emerging threats.

BAE Systems’ EPAWSS builds on this historic heritage, modernizing the F-15 with an advanced electronic warfare solution for the U.S. Air Force, 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.