US Navy to procure 220 BRU-55C/A bomb ejector racks

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on November 10, 2021, L3Harris Technologies Inc. is awarded a $10,032,169 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract procures 220 BRU-55C/A Kits with Universal Armament Interface Joint Direct Attack Munition for engineering, manufacturing, modification, and integration in support of the transition from a BRU-55B/A bomb rack configuration to a BRU-55C/A configuration.
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Additionally, this contract provides for the integration of the LAU-10, LAU-61, and LAU-68 rocket launchers onto F/A-18E/F aircraft concurrent with Operation Flight Program software updates.

Work will be performed in Tampa Bay, Florida (60.92%); Franklin, Pennsylvania (38.55%); Brighton, United Kingdom (0.43%); and Queens, New York (0.10%), and is expected to be completed in February 2027. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,032,169 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-5. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N6833522C0097).

The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.

The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm M61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons.