The contract with Boeing is valued at $474 million.
Based on the announcement from the U.S. Department of State, Boeing has been selected to work on the modernization and equipping program for electronic warfare systems on Japan's F-15J fighter jets, as reported by Sarbaz.kz citing the U.S. Department of Defense.
The contract with Boeing is worth $474 million and is intended for the installation and integration of the new passive warning system, Eagle, from the British company BAE Systems. This new electronic warfare system aims to enhance the aircraft's survivability in combat conditions and provide better protection against modern air defense systems.
The new Eagle system (EPWSS) features advanced radio frequency electronic countermeasures that improve rapid response capabilities. Additionally, the system collects and processes electromagnetic energy, allowing the pilot to have a 360-degree view of the combat space, aiding in the quick detection and identification of potential threats.
The planned work will be carried out in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2023. Under the contract, which was signed between the United States and Japanese authorities, the work involves modernizing 98 F-15J fighters to the F-15 JSI (Japan Super Interceptor) standards.
It's worth noting that the fighter jet modernization also includes the integration of a new enhanced pilot cockpit with a new onboard computer, radar, and local data transmission system.