The APG-82(V)1 will replace the F-15E's mechanically scanned APG-70 radar and ensure many more years of service for the fighter jet fleet managed at Robins Air Force Base.
The new system promises to bring improved reliability, maintainability and performance along with lower support costs. It will also usher in significant operational improvements.
During a 2011 interview, Col. Gerald Swift, who headed the Eagle Division at Robins, said the new radar will enable the Strike Eagle to regain first-shot, first-kill capability by doubling target acquisition and combat identification range.
"That will give us a much bigger stick out there than we've had in the past," Swift said during the interview.
Boeing received Milestone C authorization for six systems under low rate initial prodiction 1 last September.
The overall F-15 radar modernization program is undergoing aggressive flight testing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., noted a Monday Boeing news release.
"Boeing and Raytheon are analyzing data throughout the test phase to verify that the new system's performance meets the customer's rigorous specifications," the company statement related.
Boeing said other elements of the F-15 radar modernization program include a wideband radome, modified environment control system and modified radio frequency tunable filters that allow the radar and electronic warfare systems to operate simultaneously.