Pneumatic Single Carriage and Release Systems

Pneumatic carriage systems are cleaner, lighter and easier to manage differing release velocities. They enhance life cycle cost and overall system affordability by reducing maintenance, eliminating cleaning of pyrotechnic residues and deleting the logistics requirement for cartridges.

BRU-67 & BRU-68 – Bomb Release Units for F-35 Lightning II

Harris efforts have focused on developing, building and demonstrating all the essential elements of Pneumatic Suspension and Release Equipment Systems. These elements include the bomb rack, the pneumatic energy source and control system logic. We have devoted significant resources to developing such systems for use on advanced applications for the F-35 Lightning II.

BRU-75 & BRU-76 – Bomb Release Units for P-8 Poseidon

Harris efforts have focused on developing, building and demonstrating all the essential elements of Pneumatic Suspension and Release Equipment Systems. These elements include the bomb rack, the pneumatic energy source and control system logic. We have devoted significant resources to developing such systems for use on advanced applications for the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Aircraft, and MQ-9 Reaper.

BRU-71/A – Bomb Release Unit for MQ-9 Reaper

The Harris BRU-71/A is a newly developed 14-inch pneumatic bomb rack qualified for use on the MQ-9 Reaper. It has completed qualification testing, and units are presently being installed and flown in active service.

The BRU-71/A offers users significant benefits over previous generation bomb racks. These include ease of loading via independent, self-latching hooks, pneumatic operation to eliminate pyrotechnic impulse cartridges and the resultant cleaning/maintenance actions, zero retention force arming units, and a high reliability pneumatic in-flight lock.

SCORPION – Eject Release Unit (ERU) for UK F-35 Lightning II and other lightweight requirements

SCORPION is an entirely new, ERU delivering high end of stroke velocity eject performance and that can be powered from an external cold gas pneumatic generator or a pre-flight charged gas reservoir.

The rugged aluminum box construction houses two aluminum ram cases, each of which has a novel twin stage telescopic pneumatic ejection piston. During carriage, the store is restrained by partial wrap around yokes with semi-automatic crutching wedges.

During ejection, store behavior is controlled in pitch by throttles to the pistons, and yaw moment & drag reaction by the yokes. This provides the high degree of weapon departure control essential for the safe ejection of small/miniature munitions from fast jet weapon bays/ multiple store carriers and other high performance air platforms.