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U.S. Navy buys 300 BRU-55A/A bomb ejector racks
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017

Harris Corporation subsidiary EDO Corp. Defense Systems received a $29 million contract to deliver BRU-55A/A bomb ejector racks to the U.S. Navy.

The contract calls for the delivery of 300 aircraft bomb ejector racks. BRU-55A/A racks are integrated with aircraft, enabling planes to carry a variety of munitions for combat missions. Weapons weighing up to 1000 pounds can be equipped to the device.

Munitions associated with the BRU-55 include Joint Direct Attack Munitions, the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser and the Joint Standoff Weapon.

Various fighters such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F/A-18 Super Hornet use the BRU-55 to equip weapons.

Work will be performed at various facilities in New York, Pennsylvania and California. The U.S. Department of Defense expects the company's tasks to be complete by April 2020.

The contract was not competitively procured, in line with defense acquisition regulations. The Naval Air Systems Command is overseeing the operation.

British Army extends support contract with Saab for simulator system
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The British Army is extending its contract with Saab, continuing the company's support for the Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator. The three-year contract extension is valued at approximately $25 million, and will go into effect during the first quarter of 2017. The Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator, or DFWES, is a high-fidelity laser-based training simulation platform desig ... read more

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