Cobham receives naval aircraft contract

Aerospace and defence systems developer Cobham has been awarded a $46m (£32m) contract by Naval Air Systems Command – the part of the US Navy that provides material support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems – to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B and E/A-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

The new contract continues funding for a third full-rate production lot.

The contract’s initial award procures 60 Low Band Transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies in a variety of configurations.