Korea Aerospace Industries has selected Harris Corporation to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) programme, expanding the company’s presence among new customers and aircraft platforms in Asia.
The Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X jet is a programme to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Republic of Korea air force.
“The KF-X aircraft represents a new strategic customer and fighter development platform for Harris in the Asian market,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “This selection reaffirms our position as the supplier of choice worldwide for proven, leading edge carriage and release solutions.”
The company will supply its BRU-47 and BRU-57 release systems, which are currently fielded on numerous aircraft including the F-15E, F-16 and the F-22A. The BRU-47 single store carrier, known for its reliability and ease of maintenance, also reduces the time needed for loading stores using Harris’ patented sway-brace technology – which minimises rack sway due to aircraft manoeuvres and munition release. The BRU-57 is a smart-weapon-enabled, twin store carrier that doubles the payload capacity of aircraft without modifying any hardware – providing for a wide array of payload configurations.
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KAI selects Harris payload carriage and release systems for KFX
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to supply bomb rack units (BRUs) for South Korea’s next-generation Korea Fighter Experimental (KFX) development programme, the Melbourne, Florida-based company announced on 14 November.
Harris said in a statement that it will provide the BRU-47 and BRU-57 release systems, which are already fielded on United States Air Force (USAF) and international multirole combat aircraft including the US-made Boeing F-15E Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor platforms.
The company describes the 14/30-inch BRU-47 single store carrier as a reliable and versatile system that incorporates its patented sway-brace technology. This feature, it claimed, minimises rack sway caused by aircraft manoeuvres and munition release as well as eases the loading of stores in challenging situations by eliminating the need to tighten individual screw jacks to precise torque values.
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