Harris carriage and release technology provides the capabilities that allow thousands of U.S. and international aircraft flying today to successfully deliver their mission payloads. Harris racks and launchers support a variety of aircraft stores, including weapons, sonobuoys, electronics pods, fuel tanks and even unmanned vehicles, enabling aviators to deliver them safely and effectively. Harris next-generation racks harness the power of air to reduce weight, improve performance and run cleaner. The Harris weapon control electronics within our “smart” multiple carriage racks provide the operator safe and extremely reliable control of the precision weapons carried and released by the racks.

Airborne missions often depend on aviators’ ability to carry payloads and deliver them safely and precisely. In addition to current pyrotechnic release technology already in extensive service with the U.S. military and international allies, Harris has pioneered the development of next generation pneumatic and electronically actuated systems, which reduce weight and operate in a cleaner way, prolonging service life and reducing maintenance costs. Harris racks and launchers are present on aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-8A Poseidon and MQ-9 Reaper.

Harris next-generation racks support the long-endurance requirements of unmanned systems and offer multiple carriage capability compatible with legacy and emerging weapon systems – including very small class payloads. Control electronics provide aircraft with the ability to communicate directly with smart and precision-guidance payloads and create compatibility between a wide range of stores and platforms. Harris routinely collaborates with international military and research organizations to develop custom solutions to meet global partners’ platform and store specifications.