U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles Receiving Boeing APG-63(v)1 Radar Upgrade

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Boeing Company

    ST. LOUIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has begun deploying
 the APG-63(v)1 radar -- a Boeing-installed system that greatly improves radar
 performance and reliability -- to its operational F-15 units.
     Last month the Air Force's 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base
 in Virginia became the first unit to receive a production (v)1 system.
     The (v)1 is an upgrade to the out-of-production Raytheon APG-63 and APG-70
 radars.  The upgrade includes a new transmitter, receiver, data processor,
 low-voltage power supply and signal data converter.  It provides a 10-fold
 increase in radar reliability while increasing system capacity for future
 growth.
     "The (v)1 program provides F-15s with world-leading radar capabilities,"
 said Bruce Glaser, engineering lead for Boeing F-15 programs.  "The Air Force,
 Boeing and Raytheon are working to ensure that today's F-15 crews, and those
 that will fly the airplane years from now, have what they need to maintain the
 airplane's unequalled combat performance and air superiority."
     Boeing, which builds the F-15 in St. Louis, is responsible for installing
 the (v)1 components, which are primarily supplied by Raytheon.  Boeing has
 integrated virtually all subsystems on the F-15 since the aircraft entered
 production.
     At least 170 U.S. Air Force F-15s are expected to receive the (v)1
 upgrade.
     The (v)1 is the world's newest operational radar.  Other nations that now
 operate F-15s are also interested in upgrading to this system.
 
 

SOURCE The Boeing Company
    ST. LOUIS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has begun deploying
 the APG-63(v)1 radar -- a Boeing-installed system that greatly improves radar
 performance and reliability -- to its operational F-15 units.
     Last month the Air Force's 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base
 in Virginia became the first unit to receive a production (v)1 system.
     The (v)1 is an upgrade to the out-of-production Raytheon APG-63 and APG-70
 radars.  The upgrade includes a new transmitter, receiver, data processor,
 low-voltage power supply and signal data converter.  It provides a 10-fold
 increase in radar reliability while increasing system capacity for future
 growth.
     "The (v)1 program provides F-15s with world-leading radar capabilities,"
 said Bruce Glaser, engineering lead for Boeing F-15 programs.  "The Air Force,
 Boeing and Raytheon are working to ensure that today's F-15 crews, and those
 that will fly the airplane years from now, have what they need to maintain the
 airplane's unequalled combat performance and air superiority."
     Boeing, which builds the F-15 in St. Louis, is responsible for installing
 the (v)1 components, which are primarily supplied by Raytheon.  Boeing has
 integrated virtually all subsystems on the F-15 since the aircraft entered
 production.
     At least 170 U.S. Air Force F-15s are expected to receive the (v)1
 upgrade.
     The (v)1 is the world's newest operational radar.  Other nations that now
 operate F-15s are also interested in upgrading to this system.
 
 SOURCE  The Boeing Company

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