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Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

F-15E

 

F15E 009 -- Flight Control Computer (FCC) Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: A Form/Fit/Function circuit card replacement (3 cards per FCC). The upgrade provides increased processor throughput and memory capability.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Relieves current processorís throughput and memory capacity deficiency. The current processor is running out of memory and capacity.
  2. Relieves parts obsolescence problems.
  3. Reduces processor duty cycle from over 90% to under 50%.
  4. Increases reliability and allows for substantial growth in the flight controls programs.
  5. The increased non-volatile memory can improve intermittent fault tracking and reporting.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Cost estimate is for 203 aircraft and 150 spares.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E 010 -- Halon Replacement

DESCRIPTION: This effort will replace the fire suppression chemical HALON with CF3I, which is environmentally friendly and advertised as a drop-in replacement.

JUSTIFICATION: The F-15 currently uses HALON for its fire suppression system. The United States is required by international treaty to eliminate HALON, a known CloroFlorocarbon and ozone depleting chemical. In addition, the HALON fire suppression system will soon become insupportable due to the unavailability of HALON. This program has been designated by ACC as a Priority 1 program for the F-15 C/D and a Core program for the F-15 E.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Assume Government test costs will be $500K BY95$. Retrofit: 335 F-15 C/D and 221 F-15E. EMD encompasses F-15 C/D/E.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E 012 -- Secondary Power System Upgrade

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: This effort will replace older, high Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) parts on the Secondary Power System (SPS), with newer more reliable parts. These modifications include replacement of Jet Fuel Starter and Constant Speed Gear Box, and modification of the left-hand and right-hand Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive. New and old configuration components will be interchangeable. Modification of F-15 A-E fleet will occur through attrition, with SPS components being converted to PRIDE configuration at the depot.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the SPS is a high maintenance item and the number one cause of ground aborts, reducing the Mission Capability rate. This program will dramatically increases combat capability by reducing the secondary power abort rate by approximately 32 percent (259/YR) over the "Do Nothing" rate. It will boost SPS reliability by an estimated 127 percent. Without this mod the F-15ís ability to meet mission requirements is dramatically reduced. This has been designated a Core program by ACC.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Depot installation of 203 units.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: 97-009, Secondary Power System Upgrade

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E013 -- AIM-9X Integration

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: The F-15/AIM-9X weapon system is to consist of F-15 carriage of the AIM-9X missile on a LAU-128 Air-to-Air (A/A) launcher from existing AIM-9 certified stations. The AIM-9X will be an upgrade to the AIM-9L/M, incorporating increased missile maneuverability and allowing a high off-boresight targeting capability. The AIM-9X must be compatible with the F-15 to include, but not be limited to: F-15 exterior vibration/acoustic environment, avionics, aircraft supporting subsystems such as power and power conditioning, mission planning, and weapon interface. F-15 systems affected by AIM-9X integration include, but are not limited to: controls/displays, system avionics consisting of Central Computer (CC) and Programmable Armament Control Set (PACS), aircraft instrumentation, and compatibility modification of T-169 Weapons Test Set. Integration of the AIM-9X shall not degrade the baseline F-15 capability to carry, jettison, and launch existing weapons.

JUSTIFICATION: This effort allows the integration of the newest IR missile on the F-15. The current AIM-9 missile does not have the capabilities demonstrated by foreign technologies, giving the F-15 a distinct disadvantage during IR dogfight scenarios. AIM-9X integration will once again put the F-15 in the air superiority position in all arenas. AIM-9X integration has been designated a Priority 1 program by ACC.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title:

ORD Number & Title: USN-CAF (USAF 001-93)-II-A for AIM-9X (25 Nov 96)

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: L/C Jones, DRAW, 4-5915 PEM Backup Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E014 -- Expanded 1760 Capability for CFT Stations

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Adds MIL-STD 1760 wiring to the remaining 5 Conformal Fuel Tank Stations (CFTs) 1&3-6, left and right CFTs, on the F-15E.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Allows maximum load, carriage and employment of Smart Weapons (JDAM/JSOW/WCMD/JASSM) without giving up critical external fuel tank stations for maximum range.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E015 -- Integration of JDAM/JSOW/WCMD Smart Weapons

(OPERATION CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Integration of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), Joint Service Stand-Off Glide Weapon (JSOW), and Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) onto the F-15E.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. JDAM will provide a low cost, autonomously controlled, all-weather, precision attack kit for the BLU-109/B and the MK-84. Bombing accuracy provided by GPS/INS. JSOW will provide a low cost, highly accurate (GPS/INS), standoff-capable 1000 lb. class weapon. WCMD will provide GPS/INS wind corrected capability for CBU-87/89/97 dispensers.
  2. All these systems provide greatly improved all weather accuracy, increased first-shot kills, and decreased required sorties over target.
  3. Substantial cost savings of $40M by combining all three weapons, and halves the schedule length.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: FY02 out of cycle PACS release will give F-15E smart weapons capability.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

 

F15E 018 -- Programmable Armament Control Set (PACS)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Enhances memory and throughput capability, installs GPS aided munition capability, and adds second 1553 bus.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides Smart Weapons growth: JDAM/JSOW/WCMD/JASSM
  2. Enhanced Input/Output Provisions: GPS time and position information, GPS crypto
  3. Increased memory/throughput, alleviates avionics bus traffic
  4. R & M improvement by eliminating parts obsolescence

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Required for Smart Weapon integration. 203 total installs.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E 025 -- ALR-56C Radar Warning Receiver Processor Upgrade (Phase I)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: This upgrade replaces the current radar warning receiver (RWR) processor, which has exhausted memory and computer throughput, with a newer processor/memory which will be able to handle ACCís current and future radar frequency threat warning requirements for year 2000+ threats. Program converts existing RWR software to ADA language and incorporates algorithms to improve angle detection accuracy.

JUSTIFICATION: The newer processor increases memory capacity, processor throughput, and threat ambiguity resolution, reducing false alarms. An F-15 Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS) Operational Assessment report for the ALR-56C RWR (Suite 1 Operational Flight Program - OFP) was released by AFOTEC in Mar 95. RWR deficiencies included the following areas: memory capacity, processor throughput, threat ambiguity resolution, and false alarms. Future RWR improvements requested by ACC via the F-15 OFP update process cannot be met (Suite 4 and beyond) unless a new processor and memory capacity upgrade program is initiated ; Note - specific RWR SORD requirements are not met in Suite 2&3 due to current processor/memory limitations in selected threat environments. An RWR processor/memory capacity upgrade is required to allow incorporation of software algorithm enhancements (RAD, etc) to fix known threat ambiguity and false alarm problems. The F-16 SPO is currently pursuing an ALR-56M processor upgrade program which will provide a common processor for both the ALR-56M/56C configurations; the F-16 SPO has committed funds to the common NRE tasks and the F-15 SPO is required to only fund unique F-15 RWR requirements. This upgrade will replace 7 Circuit Cards with 1. Benefits USAF with increased unit reliability and common avionic hardware across multiple aircraft. Without this upgrade, the F-15 will not be able to handle current or predicted threats due to insupportable equipment. O-level installation.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Assumes 10 Test Flight sorties total. EMD includes 215 C/D aircraft, 203 E.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E 028 -- ALQ-135 Internal Countermeasures Set Band 1.5

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Provides low band jamming capability for the F-15E.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Increased survivability against low band threats.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: 155 total installs.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E031 -- Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)

(OPERATIONAL C APABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: The CMWS consists of six (6) electro-optical sensors and an internally mounted Electronics Control Unit (ECU), which detects incoming missiles, provides warning to the crew, and dispenses countermeasures. The CMWS is a passive system being developed under the tri-service Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM)/CMWS program managed by the Army.

JUSTIFICATION: The CMWS is a totally passive detection system, requiring only the EO signature of the missile plume. The ECU determines the threat status of detectionís using flight parameter data received from the aircraft Central Computer (CC). The ECU provides Missile threat declaration, Direction-Of-Arrival (DOA) and elevation information to the CC which generates the crewstation display and warning tone. The CMWS allows for automatic or manual AN/ALE-45 Countermeasures Dispenser (CMD) operation. This system is required to ensure survivability of the F-15 from advanced surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: See EWLF103 for PE information (PE 64270, EW Development; PE 27442 Common EC Equipment)

ISSUES: No program to upgrade ALE-45 Counter Measures Dispenser for compatibility with automated functions from CMWS. No cost data from the ASC/LN (ACC/DRS is OPR)

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: TAF SON 316-88

ORD Number & Title: Joint ORD for the Suite of Integrated Infrared Countermeasures and the Multi-Service Requirement for a Common Missile Warning System for US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp Aircraft, and Electronic Protection Pods, 30 Sep 95

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title: EC Mission Area Development Plan, 30 Sept 96

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: LTC Moore, DRSP, 7490

PEM Backup Name: Maj Bauer, DRSP, 4-7490

 

F15E035 -- APG-70 Upgrade (APG-63(V)1 Capability

(R&M and OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the APG-70 with the APG-63(V)1 radar in the F-15E aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Relieves APG-70 parts obsolescence. APG-70 estimated to be unsuportable in the near future.
  2. APG-70 has limited remaining memory capacity and processing capability. Upgrade required to accomodate software to counter evolving threats.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E038 -- Improved Hydraulic Antenna

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Antenna upgrade which will provide a 4-5 fold (40 hrs. vs. 185 hrs.) improvement in Mean Time Between Maintenance Action (MTBMA). Common with F-15 C/D.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Replaces obsolete parts and incorporates new technology improvements to raise the MTBMA from less than 40 hours.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Cost estimates will significantly increase if F15E080 Antenna Test Station (-5) Upgrade is not selected.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15039 -- Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM) Updates

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: A software change to counter several new Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) threats. Upgrades both the APG-70 and APG-63(V)1. Common with the F-15 C/D.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Updates current radar with newly developed threats since the previous ECCM update. Without the update, the radar will be increasingly unable to defeat ECM.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E042 -- Air Data Processor (ADP)

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: This effort replaces the Central Air Data Computer, Electronic Air Inlet Controller, Flap Blowup Switch, and Pressure Sensor Assembly, reducing the number of LRUs from 5 to 3. It will feature auto detection of engine-airframe combination and provide source error correction tables for improved accuracy. This program requires OFP Suite 3M and is common with the F-15 E.

JUSTIFICATION: The current Electronic Air Inlet Controller is susceptible to water intrusion and will continue to be hampered by water. This causes a significant number of ground aborts and results in long term repair problems. In addition, the current Central Air Data Computer suffers from parts obsolescence problems and will soon become non-supportable. The new ADP will increase accuracy, increase reliability by 10x, reduce the number of LRUs in A/C and configurations in supply, and allow a 2-level maintenance concept. This effort has been designated a Priority 1 program by ACC.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Installation on 203 aircraft.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E043 -- Digital Map System (DMS)

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Replaces Remote Map Reader (RMR) with digital DMS system incorporating R&M improvements, significantly improved maintainability, reliability, and capability.

JUSTIFICATION: Provides a significant increase in capability over the current RMR while enhancing maintainability and reliability. Eliminates the moving parts that are unreliable and replaces it with digitized data. MTBF improves from 30 to 1000 hours. Moving parts can be removed from supply, reducing supply inventory required.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Organic/intermediate installation

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E0045 -- LINK 16

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) FDL provides an integrated communications, identification system capable of distributing digital data between fighter, airborne and surface-based command and control elements in a combat theater. Tranmits and receives TADIL-J/Joint Link 16 data link formatted digital messages. MIDS FDL is interoperable with Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) and other Link 16 capable systems equipped USAF, Navy, Army and Allied military weapon systems. FDL provides secure communications and jam-resistant capability. Allows pilot to receive off-board data and transmissions from other platforms to increase situational awareness. Supports simultaneous intra- and inter-flight two-way communication. Procurement program managed by Navy SPARWAR/PMW-101, MIDS International Program Office. Aircraft integration managed by ASC/FBA.

JUSTIFICATION: Allows timely targeting and identification of fleeting mobile surface threats. Enhances combat identification by providing position and identification of friendly forces, reducing fratricide risk. Failure to modify aircraft will increase the possibility of fratricide while significantly decreasing pilot combat situational awareness.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Under funded. 131 of 146 installs scheduled (131 are PMAI, remaining unfunded 15 are BAI). 15 Attrition Reserve replacement F-15Es are unfunded.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 315-92 Real-Time Information in the Cockpit

ORD Number & Title: CAF 315-92-I-A Class 2R Data Link Radio

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861



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