$11M for 135 BRU-55 Smart Bomb Racks
EDO MTECH Inc. in Huntingdon Valley, PA is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 135 BRU-55 Smart Racks (Bomb Release Units), first article acceptance testing, lot acceptance testing, integrated logistics support, and technical data. BRU-55 allows carriage of two smart weapons(up to 1000lb class) on a single aircraft station. BRU-55 weapons currently consist of JSOW missiles, 1000 lb JDAMs, and WCMD smart cluster bombs, and it is currently deployable on F-16 and F-18 aircraft. The BRU-55 uses the MIL-STD-1760 interface (A/C-to-Rack and Rack-to-Weapons), and future expansion to other MIL-STD-1760 aircraft and weapons is possible.
Work on this contract will be performed in Huntingdon Valley, PA and is expected to be complete in June 2007. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00019-05-C-0026).