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Harris producing sonobuoy launch equipment for Boeing

By Richard Tomkins   |        June 1, 2017 at 7:13 AM

June 1 (UPI) — Harris Corporation is supplying Boeing with sonobuoy launching equipment for use by P-8A anti-submarine aircraft.

The Poseidons — 49 in all — are to be flown by the U.S. Navy in addition to the military forces of Australia and Britain, Harri Corporation said.

“The P-8A will be at the center of the U.S. and its allies’ anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions for the foreseeable future,” said Ed Zoiss, president of Harris Electronic Systems. “Harris technology dramatically improves on existing sonobuoy launching capabilities, helping to enable this important mission.”

Harris said it will supply single-shot and rotary launchers capable of deploying up to 10 sonobuoys.

Other specifics about the lightweight, pneumatic launchers and the monetary value of the contract were not disclosed.

Original post upi.com

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Colombian Navy receives new riverine patrol craft

Erwan de Cherisey, Paris – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

31 May 2017

The Colombian Navy (ARC) has received a new LPR 40 MK II riverine patrol craft, which was delivered by the Colombian Science and Technology Corporation of Naval, Maritime, and Riverine Industry Development (COTECMAR).

The vessel, christened ARC Río Cusiana , was delivered at the company’s facilities in Cartagena on 30 May, a COTECMAR source told Jane’s .

This LPR 40 MK II is the eighth unit delivered to the ARC under a contract for nine such craft that was signed in December 2014.

The LPR 40 MK II is 12.7 m long, has a 2.8 m beam, and a 12.5-tonne displacement.

Original post janes.com

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River patrol boat project LPR-40 Mk II

River patrol boat project the LPR-40 Mk II Navy of Brazil, developed and manufactured jointly by the public engineering company EMGEPRON Navy Brazilian and Colombian company COTECMAR (Corporacion de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval, Maritima y Fluvial), in the framework of the project BPA (Buque Patrullero Amazonico – «patrol ship to the Amazon”). LPR-40 Mk II project river patrol boat designed specifically for use on the river. Amazon.

LPR-cutter 40 Mk II equipped with two shooting positions in the fore and aft parts, which can be mounted machine gun turret Mk 95 (two paired gun Hummingbird 12.7 mm) and Mk 93 (12.7 mm machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade ). LPR-40 Mk II equipped with radar detection surface targets R70 company “Raytheon”.

In addition, there are two 7.62-mm machine guns in the superstructure. In order to enhance data boats using their transportation efficiency can be C-130 “Hercules” military transport aircraft.

A total of four patrol boats ordered by the Ministry of Defense of Brazil LPR-40 Mk II: two for the Navy and land forces of the country.

Specifications river patrol boat LPR-40 Mk II:

Draft, m: 12 m;

Length m: 12.7;

Width m 2.8;

Sediment, m: 0.65;

Propulsion: two diesel C-9 “Caterpillar” with a capacity of 503 liters. with working on two water-jet propulsion “Hamiltondzhet.”;

The cruising speed, kt .: 28;

Maximum speed .: 38 knots;

Cruising, miles: 513 (at a speed of 25 knots stroke.);

Endurance, days: 5;

Crew .: 4;

Troopers, pers .: 10

Source zonwar.ru