IEE Wins MPD CRT Display Replacement Contract for F15E Strike Eagle
IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for the Military, was awarded the contract for a new 6x6 Multi-Purpose Display (MPD) for the F15E Strike Eagle Program. The contract was awarded through HEBCO, a premiere engineering technical services company, as the prime contractor.
As CRT components in existing F15 cockpit displays become obsolete, the Air Force went to Industry to source a suitable replacement though their Small Business Offices and support programs, such as the Design and Engineering Support Program (DESP III). HEBCO selected IEE as their supplier for key off the shelf display solutions that could replace the aging CRT with current LCD technology while still maintaining the same form, fit and function of the existing unit.
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“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.
“Our previous experience working with the F15 combined with our ability to quickly and accurately customize our off the shelf product, without changing mounting surfaces or re-wiring the airplane, put IEE a cut above the competition,” commented Tom Whinfrey, CEO of IEE.
Source : IEE - view original press release