Boeing to Provide Laser Gyros to US Naval Aircraft

29 March 2011 (Last Updated March 29th, 2011 18:30)

Boeing has been awarded a firm-fixed-price delivery order for the procurement of 741 Honeywell GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the US Navy. The $10.5m contract awarded against a previously issued basic ordering agreement will provide for 714 laser gyros to th

Boeing has been awarded a firm-fixed-price delivery order for the procurement of 741 Honeywell GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the US Navy.

The $10.5m contract awarded against a previously issued basic ordering agreement will provide for 714 laser gyros to the US Navy and 27 gyros as spares for Australia.

The Honeywell GG1320 digital gyro is a self-contained inertial measurement unit sensor with a three-axis inertial sensor, containing three digital gyros and three accelerometers.

Work will be performed at the company's facilities in Florida and Missouri, US, and is expected to be complete by April 2013.

The US Naval Air Systems Command will be the contracting activity.