Harris to supply Boeing with launchers for Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded contracts to provide Boeing (NYSE: BA) with sonobuoy launching technology for the US Navy´s P-8A anti-submarine aircraft, the company said.

The contracts were awarded during the third quarter of Harris´ fiscal 2017.

Harris will provide single-shot and rotary launchers capable of rapidly deploying up to ten sonobuoys. The lightweight, pneumatic launchers will enable 49 P-8As for US, Australian and United Kingdom aircraft to safely and effectively deploy sonobuoys, which are essential to conducting underwater acoustic surveillance.

Harris is a technology innovator, solving customers´ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately USD 6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems.