-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BAE Systems will showcase a range of products and capabilities that offer affordable solutions for a rapidly changing world at the Air Force Association’s annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, September 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Members of the media are invited to visit BAE Systems’ exhibit (booth #809) and www.baesystems.com/afa to learn about cost-effective technologies and services that mitigate emerging challenges and meet the needs of the U.S. Air Force and other customers. Products and capabilities to be discussed include:
Hawk Advanced Jet Training System
The BAE Systems Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS) is the world’s most successful and proven advanced jet training system, providing pilots the lowest risk and safest training environment. The Hawk AJTS goes beyond flying an aircraft, by teaching student pilots how to address the critical flow of information, learn to interpret it correctly, and make the right decisions to maintain the tactical advantage.
BAE Systems’ experience with F-16 upgrades dates back to the company’s role in integrating flight control systems and ground support on the original production aircraft. Today, the Air Force has approximately 270 F-16s in service that have been upgraded with BAE Systems’ fire control system and advanced Ethernet interface. The company was selected in 2012 to upgrade more than 130 F-16s for South Korea and is offering the capability to other countries around the world.
Digital Electronic Warfare System
The BAE Systems Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) can meet the Air Force’s need for an integrated electronic warfare system to combat the threats of tomorrow. DEWS leverages 5th generation technology to provide advanced capabilities for the F-15E Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System — also known as EPAWSS.
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) technology turns a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70 millimeter) rocket into a precision laser-guided rocket to give warfighters a low-cost surgical strike capability. At one-third the cost and one-third the weight of other precision weapons in inventory, the APKWS rocket is an ideal precision weapon for today’s fiscal environment, reducing the direct cost of target engagement and the total operational cost of each sortie.