F-15E AESA upgrade enters LRIP

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 28, 2011
USAF F-15Es will be fitted with an AESA radar. (USAF)

The Radar Modernisation Program (RMP) to upgrade the USAF’s fleet of about 220 F-15E Strike Eagles with the AN/APG-82(V)1 AESA radar has been given approval to enter low rate initial production (LRIP).

Designed by Raytheon, the APG-82(V)1 shares many common components and design with the APG-79 AESA as used in the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet, and the APG-63(V)3 installed in the Singaporean F-15SG and a small number of USAF F-15Cs.

The first six production units are expected to be delivered from October, and will be followed by 27 units in two follow-on LRIP lots.

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The RMP is currently undergoing a 14 month, 110 flight test program at Eglin AFB in Florida and Holloman AFB in New Mexico to verify the system meets the project specifications.

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