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Harris to supply sonobuoys for P-8A

5th June 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris has won multiple contracts to deliver sonobuoy launchers to Boeing for installation on the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, the company announced on 31 May.

The company will supply single-shot and rotary launchers able to deploy up to ten sonobuoys for 49 P-8A aircraft for the US, the UK and Australia.

The lightweight, pneumatic launchers are designed to support underwater acoustic surveillance for anti-submarine missions.

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

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