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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