-- The Enhanced Smart Triple Ejector Rack (ESTER) is a modification kit being developed by EDO and Terma A/S for the TER-9/A bomb rack. When equipped with the kit, the resultant ESTER features a "smart" aircraft interface and a BRU-57 emulation mode while maintaining the legacy TER-9/A aircraft interface and functionality. ESTER provides weapon interfaces for three MIL-STD-1760 weapons or three Small Diameter Bombs. An additional benefit of ESTER is EDO's Field Replaceable Connector System (FRCS), the next generation of MIL-STD-1760 weapon umbilical connectors that has just entered service on F-16, A-10, Tornado and Harrier. The FRCS provides an electrical interface that is "jam free" during weapon disconnect. It provides the further benefit of being field replaceable. FRCS has also recently been selected for USAF 2006 Foreign Comparative Testing. -- EDO's Legacy Aircraft Seventeen Sixty Interface Electronics (LASSIE) enables older aircraft to carry MIL-STD-1760 precision-guided munitions using the older aircraft's AGM-65 Maverick missile interface without the need for aircraft modifications. LASSIE serves as a protocol bridge between a Maverick-compatible aircraft and a single MIL-STD-1760 weapon. LASSIE generates and displays to the aircraft pilot/weapon operator information required to select and monitor a weapon, to change its target, to determine when it is in range of its target, and to safely release the weapon. -- The Lightweight Stores Release Unit (SRU) is an entirely new design specifically for the carriage and release of small stores and smart weapons. It is non-pyrotechnic and capable of gravity or 'soft' eject release of stores up to 250 lbs, but weighs just 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg). Within its small space envelope are conventional features including an in-flight operable lock and twin arming-units. Its low reaction load is particularly suitable for the lightweight construction of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) as well as helicopters and training aircraft. It will soon fly on two experimental UAS platforms. -- The JASSM missile fuselage is produced with EDO's unique Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VaRTM) process. VaRTM is a flight-qualified, low-cost, high-quality infusion and molding process used to produce airframe structures. -- EDO is displaying a concept model for integrating airborne mine-countermeasure equipment into helicopters equipped with a rear facing ramp, such as the H-53, EH101, NH-90, S-92, or H-47. The model includes a handling system for EDO's OASIS minesweeper or Sea Fox mine neutralizer, as well as towed side-scan sonar. The product would also upgrade the US Navy's existing MH-53E installation and a future variant of the CH-53K. Other EDO products on display include: -- Electronic Warfare equipment, such as the Shortstop Electronic Protection System (SEPS) that causes proximity-fused weapons to pre-detonate. -- The Advanced Capability Pod (ACaP) is a state-of-the-art, lightweight, totally autonomous jamming POD that counters both airborne and ground-based threats. ACaP is combat proven and now in the US Air Force and soon to be in the US Navy inventories. It is compatible with all tactical fighters. -- GEMINI Smart Twin Store Carrier. GEMINI is a MIL-STD 1760 compliant, universal aircraft/weapon fit carriage system that increases the payload an aircraft can deliver on a single mission. Benefits include enhanced operational capability through increased smart-weapon load-out, improved store mix, and increased range. -- Superior performance antennas for the defense and aerospace marketplace used for a wide variety of omni and direction-finding applications. -- SABRE smart, multiple-store carrier with Viper Strike launchers and lightweight stores release unit. SABRE is a modular family of ultra lightweight, non-pyrotechnic carriers specifically designed to release a variety of small, smart weapons from a wide variety of platforms, including unmanned air systems and helicopters. The modular build allows various configurations of up to twelve stations; the twin store version weighs just 40 lbs (18 kg). -- The PLM-4 portable radar-signal simulator designed to test the radar-warning receivers on military aircraft before takeoff, as well as during routine maintenance. -- A next-generation pneumatic, twin-store-carrier weapon-release system. This smart-weapon carriage system is designed to increase the payload on high-performance tactical aircraft.
EDO Corporation designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for defense, intelligence, and commercial markets, and provides related engineering and professional services. Major product groups include: Defense Electronics, Communications, Aircraft Armament Systems, Undersea Warfare, and Integrated Composite Structures. EDO's advanced systems are at the core of the transformation to lighter, faster, and smarter defense capabilities.
With headquarters in New York, EDO Corporation ( www.edocorp.com) employs 3,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in 1925 and had revenues of $648 million in 2005.
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