Boeing’s Excessive Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Functionality, or HAAWC, has happy all necessities for preliminary operational functionality standing from the U.S. Navy. The all-weather HAAWC permits the Boeing P-8A Poseidon to deploy MK 54 torpedoes from close to or beneath its cruising altitude. The milestone follows the award of a full-rate manufacturing contract for the system to Boeing in August, squadron coaching, and the receipt of low-rate preliminary manufacturing models. HAAWC consists of a modular Air Launch Accent, or ALA, equipment that attaches to a MK 54 torpedo, reworking it right into a precision-guided glide weapon.

“It’s a significant achievement for our workforce in reaching our aim of building a brand new excessive floor in anti-submarine warfare. We stay up for persevering with to work alongside the Navy towards the total deployment and operational functionality of the system,” mentioned Bob Ciesla, vice chairman of Boeing Weapons.


“The preliminary operational functionality milestone marks the readiness of HAAWC for fleet introduction for the Navy and its worldwide companions. We’re excited to ship larger flexibility and functionality by means of higher-altitude launches from longer distances than beforehand attainable,” mentioned Dewayne Donley, program supervisor.

Boeing’s Excessive Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Functionality (HAAWC)

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a full-rate manufacturing contract for the HAAWC, a weapon which is able to permit the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Plane (MPA) the flexibility to launch anti-submarine torpedoes from excessive altitudes. Extra fielding of HAAWC models are scheduled by 2024, with the potential for manufacturing to proceed into 2030 underneath the present contract. The long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance P-8A plane has amassed greater than 450,000 mishap-free flight-hours up to now in assist of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations across the globe.

The U.S. Naval Sea Techniques Command awarded Boeing a 25.6 million fixed-firm-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only, full-rate manufacturing contract for the manufacturing of Excessive-Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Functionality Air Launch Accent (ALA) tools, associated engineering and {hardware} restore companies, and different direct value assist. There are additionally provisions for Boeing to offer engineering resembling design research, testing, prototyping and/or analyses of manufacturing associated points. Restore service provisions embody {hardware} restore and upkeep companies for government-owned HAAWC ALAs and related {hardware} and tools.

Boeing’s High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC)
Boeing’s Excessive Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Functionality (HAAWC)