Boeing showcases its High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability at SAS 2017
Boeing showcases its latest technologies including the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) at the Sea Air Space 2017 exhibition held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA.
Boeing HAAWC (photo Navy Recognition)
The High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) provides an all-weather, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) weapon system capable of high altitude launch of the MK-54 torpedo from the P-8A Poseidon. Using existing USN loading and handling equipment, five HAAWC weapons fit in the P-8A weapon bay.
HAAWC consists of a modular, Air Launch Accessory (ALA) kit that attaches to the MK-54 Torpedo. the ALA transforms the MK-54 into a precision-guided glide weapon wich operates in either GPS-aided or GPS-denied environements. At the ALA separation point, the ALA deploys the MK-28 stabilizer allowing the MK-54 to achieve desired water entry conditions.
Based on Open Architecture principles, the modular ALA design leverages hardware and software from proven production programs.