Arguably, the fastest fighter jet computer in the world is in a U.S. Air Force F-15E. It’s the Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCPII) and it’s capable of processing 87 billion instructions per second of computing throughput- translating into faster and more reliable mission processing capability for aircrew.
The F-15E with its new computer made its first flight July 8 at at Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base, launching a new era of tactical fighter mission computing.
U.S. Air Force Major Justin “Astro” Elliott was at the controls. “It will bring people home in bad situations – situations we couldn’t have gotten home from before,” he said.
The increased processing capability is critical to new advanced capabilities such as Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), long range infrared search and track capability (IRST), high speed radar communications and future software suite upgrades.
“ADCP II brings next generation high-speed computing to the F-15,” said Lt Col Michael Casey, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “This capability allows pilots to prosecute targets with ironclad precision and sets the foundation for future growth.”
Check out the video to see the F-15E in action and hear what the ADCPII means for pilots.