EDO Corporation manufactures smart bomb-ejector racks with electronic targeting, release for U.S. Navy F/A-18 aircraft

NEW YORK, 12 Jan. 2007. EDO Corporation has been awarded a $13.3 million contract to produce an additional 175 BRU-55 "smart" bomb-ejector racks that are used on the Navy's F/A-18 aircraft. The contract also includes acceptance testing and non-recurring engineering and is expected to be completed in September 2008. EDO's proprietary electronics enable individual targeting and release of each weapon.

NEW YORK, 12 Jan. 2007. EDO Corporation has been awarded a $13.3 million contract to produce an additional 175 BRU-55 "smart" bomb-ejector racks that are used on the Navy's F/A-18 aircraft. The contract also includes acceptance testing and non-recurring engineering and is expected to be completed in September 2008.

The BRU-55 allows carriage of two smart weapons on a single pylon, effectively doubling the capacity of the aircraft. EDO's proprietary electronics enable individual targeting and release of each weapon. The BRU-55 is compatible with the F/A-18A+ /C /D /E and /F versions.

"For decades, we have provided such equipment for the world's dominant jet fighters, including the F-15, F-16, F-22, Tornado, and Harrier," says CEO James M. Smith. "We are also developing launching systems for aircraft of the future, such as the F-35 Lightning II and the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft."


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