Korea Aerospace Industries Selects Harris Corporation Carriage and Release Systems for KF-X Multirole Fighter Aircraft

November 14, 2017


  • Supports next-generation aircraft’s missions with proven, reliable single- and twin-store carriers
  • Features unique technical solutions to reduce overall system maintenance and lifecycle cost
  • Supports international growth strategy for carriage and release systems

Korea Aerospace Industries has selected Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) to provide carriage and release systems for the next-generation Korea Fighter-Experimental (KF-X) program, expanding the company’s presence among new customers and aircraft platforms in Asia.

The Korea Aerospace Industries KF-X jet is a program 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 Harris’ position as the supplier of choice worldwide for proven, leading edge carriage and release solutions."

Harris 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/A-22. 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 minimizes rack sway due to aircraft maneuvers 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.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading 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 $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

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