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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Air Force Selects IEE to Replace Obsolete MPDs

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for the military, was awarded the contract for a new 6-by-6 Multi-Purpose Display (MPD) for the F15E Strike Eagle Program. The contract was awarded through Hebco, an engineering technical services company, as the prime contractor.

Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle
Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle. Photo: Boeing

As Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) components in existing F15 cockpit displays become obsolete, the Air Force selected IEE as their supplier to replace the aging CRT with current Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology, while still maintaining the same form, fit, and function of the existing unit.

“We choose IEE because they have been qualified and fielded on a military fighter aircraft and have a developed product identical to our production configuration needs with only slight modification to the frame,” said Joel Ward, program manager at Hebco.

The Air Force expects delivery of display assemblies in early 2016.

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