News | March 11, 2013

Cobham Wins £16M Order For IED Detection Systems

Cobham has been awarded a £16M order to supply NATO forces with leading-edge vehicle mounted Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection equipment.

These systems will be delivered in 2013 by Cobham Antenna Systems in the UK.

Fred Cahill, VP Cobham Antenna Systems, explained: “Cobham will deliver enhanced Counter-IED detection capabilities, which can be safely deployed from within the protection of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. These advanced systems are designed for the most demanding military requirements and complements existing technology which Cobham provides to protect lives and livelihoods.”

About Cobham
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility.  The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including SATCOM; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.

About Cobham Antenna Systems
For more than 60 years, Cobham Antenna Systems has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication systems and antennas. Cobham’s innovative communication, navigation, jamming, electronic warfare, telemetry and radar antennas serve all major commercial aviation manufacturers and operators, major defence contractors, emergency response organisations and law enforcement agencies. Cobham’s advanced antenna technology for satellite communications, avionics, radar and surveillance applications connect military and commercial aircraft, naval vessels, vehicles and mobile teams with the world, through high-speed data, voice and video, including a range of products to satisfy every Inmarsat aeronautical application.

Cobham Antenna Systems also has the industry’s widest range of standard, commercial off the shelf (COTS) composite masts, antenna pointing devices, and vehicle mounting systems. Cobham produces high performance composite structures and products for the aerospace industry, including radomes and aircraft components, high temperature aircraft engine products, rotorcraft blade components and unmanned aerial vehicle airframes and sub-components.

Cobham Antenna Systems is a leading supplier of flat plate array antennas, standard and custom passive RF components and assemblies, including specialised microwave and electro-mechanical rotating devices. These include RF rotary joints, gear-driven pedestals and RF rotating subsystems used in military and air traffic control radars, and telecommunications systems.

SOURCE: Cobham