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KAI selects Harris payload carriage and release systems for KFX

19 November 2017

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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