New contract for Cobham

Cobham recently received a $37m contract to produce an additional 51 Low Band Transmitter/Antenna Groups (LBT/AG) and spare parts for the US Navy.



The LBT/AG will be manufactured at the Cobham Defence Systems facility in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and brings the total number ordered to 120.



The LBT system is designed to protect strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications signals.



It is currently employed on US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B aircraft, and will soon be used in the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler.



Allan Cook, Cobham’s chief executive, said: ‘This is our second contract award since first Full Rate Production was approved in July and brings the total value of equipment ordered to $185m since low rate initial production started in 2006. The US Navy is now in a position to accelerate the deployment of this critical war fighting capability to the Fleet.’