By Arie Egozi
Tel Aviv. Boeing has selected Israeli company Elbit Systems for the integration of its iSNS – Immune Satellite Navigation System – into the F-15 fleet of an undisclosed operator.
“After careful evaluation of similar systems, Elbit System’s solution was selected due to its proven performance and ease of integration,” said Lauren Gramlich, director for International F-15 Programs. “Elbit’s iSNS anti-jamming system will meet the demanding operational requirements of this valued customer, and demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to partner with Israeli industry to advance the capabilities of the F-15 platform.”
Developed and manufactured by Elbit Systems in Israel, the iSNS is an effective GPS electronic counter countermeasures system that ensures reliable and uninterrupted GPS operation. It provides full jamming immunity for multiple satellite channels and handles multiple interfering signals operating on concurrent frequencies.
“We are proud to be selected by Boeing to supply our unique iSNS technology for the F-15 platform,” said Edgar Maimon, executive vice president and co-general manager, Elbit Systems ISTAR and EW. “Elbit Systems is a long-term supplier of Boeing, especially for the F-15 program, meeting quality, delivery time and cost requirements.
F-15 has been a major platform in our portfolio for over two decades and we look forward to continuing our collaborative work with Boeing in the future.”
Other Elbit Systems technologies in use on the F-15 and F-15EX include the Digital Helmet Mounted Cueing System, Low-Profile Head Up Display and Large Area Cockpit Display, as well as various structural elements.
Boeing’s F-15 program serves as the cornerstone of air superiority for the US, Israel and other global operators, and the aircraft remains undefeated in operational air-to-air combat. Over the decades the F-15 Eagle has grown in capability, range and payload capacity. In July 2020, the US Air Force awarded a contract to Boeing to build as many as 200 new F-15s under the designation F-15EX. The first new F-15EX was officially unveiled by the Air Force on April 7 and will carry the name Eagle II.
“For more than 70 years, Boeing has partnered with companies across Israel in growing the country’s aerospace, defence and technology industries,” said Gramlich. “We are committed to expanding Israel’s defence and technological capabilities for decades to come.”
-The writer is an International Roving Correspondent of the publication. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of Raksha Anirveda