Industrial Electronic Engineers Inc. has been chosen as a subcontractor to provide cockpit displays for the F-15E, the company announced.
The Van Nuys manufacturer said on Tuesday it will begin shipping the components for the twin-engine U.S. Air Force fighter early next year.
Industrial Electronic will replace aging and obsolete cathode ray tube technology in cockpit displays with modern liquid-crystal display technology while maintaining the same form, fit and function of the unit.
“Our previous experience working with the F-15 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,” Tom Whinfrey, the company’s chief executive, said in a prepared statement.
Industrial Electronic was chosen as a subcontractor by prime contractor Hebco, an engineering technical services company based in Oklahoma City.
“We chose (Industrial Electronic) 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,” Joel Ward, program manager at Hebco, said in a prepared statement.
The F-15E Strike Eagle is made by Boeing Co. in Chicago and has been in service since 1988. The plane has also been sold to air forces in Israel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.