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Weapons Carriage and Release

Cobham Awarded Bomb Carriage System (BRU-61/A) Contract

Cobham pneumatics technology enhances mission capability

Orchard Park, New York – Cobham has been awarded a Boeing contract for an undisclosed number of Small Diameter Bomb Carriage Systems (BRU-61/A). The award calls for the manufacture and delivery of multiple configurations of the BRU-61/A, and demonstrates Cobham’s abilities in the application of pneumatics technology to enhance mission capability.  The BRU-61/A’s are being provided to Boeing in support of domestic and international requirements starting in 2018.  The contract includes two options for additional purchases thru 2021.  

 

The BRU-61/A is capable of carrying four Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)-class precision guided munitions from a single weapons station, increasing the aircraft’s weapons carriage capability per sortie. It can safely eject them from fighter, bomber or unmanned aircraft travelling at both subsonic and supersonic speeds. 

“The BRU-61/A features pneumatic weapons ejection, which increases mission flexibility and reduces downtime and maintenance over pyrotechnic weapons release systems,” said Tim Sopko, Vice President and General Manager of Cobham Mission Systems Orchard Park. “Receiving this order is a continued affirmation of Cobham’s ability to win new contracts with our pneumatics expertise and dedicated approach to customer success.”

About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.

As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.

Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support and weapons carriage, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.

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Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

The challenging and rewarding roles we offer, across a wide range of disciplines, are what make Cobham a true global technology and services leader. To view our current roles visit www.cobham.com/careers

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Cobham Mission Systems

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Vice President, Business Development and Sales

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