BAE Systems to upgrade Electronic Warfare capabilities on Saudi fighter jets

F-15 flies over Afghanistan
BAE Systems has announced a new contract worth over £224m, which will see Electronic Warfare Systems upgraded on F-15S fighter jets for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

As part of a £224m contract, BAE Systems is upgrading 70 state-of-the-art Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS) / Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) onboard F-15S fighter jets in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

The integrated digital electronic warfare system provides fighter jets with advanced radar warning and countermeasure capabilities, and protects aircraft with improved situational awareness, offensive targeting support and self-protection.

John Nyilis, product line director at BAE Systems said: “BAE Systems looks forward to providing the Royal Saudi Air Force with this superior electronic capability. Our DEWS/CMWS product can be modified for a wide variety of platforms, providing our customers with the ability to ensure system commonality. This means the Kingdom’s existing fighter F-15 fighter aircraft will match the capabilities of the next generation of F-15 SA fighter jets currently in development.”

BAE Systems will deliver the DEWS/CMWS system to Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia under a Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., Totowa, N.J., and Austin, Texas and is scheduled to be completed by November 2018.