BAE Systems to upgrade RSAF fighter capabilities
BAE Systems has secured a $367m contract to deliver 70 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to upgrade F-15S fighter jets in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Above: An F-15 over Afghanistan.
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.
“Through these efforts 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."
Above: An RSAF F-15S. Courtesy USAF
DEWS is a state-of-the-art integrated digital electronic warfare system which provides advanced radar warning and countermeasure capabilities to legacy and new platforms. The system protects aircraft by providing situational awareness, offensive targeting support, and self-protection.
Nyilis said: "Our DEWS/CMWS product can be modified for a wide variety of platforms, providing our customers with the ability to ensure system commonality.”
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.