Cobham is a world leader in equipment for use in extreme conditions, in five key capability areas:
- Aviation Oxygen
- Safety & Survival
- Cooling Systems
- Actuation & Control
- Space Systems
Cobham Life Support is the US military’s preferred source for pilot oxygen regulators, monitors and associated test equipment, with On Board Oxygen Generation Systems (OBOGS) enabling increased mission duration and flexibility. Safety and Survival.
Personal survival products automatically release the parachute, inflate the life vest and provide a breathing passage for ejection seat aircrew. In addition, restraint systems prevent crash related injuries in aircraft and ground vehicles, with aircrew equipment qualified for use onmilitary aircraft such as the F-4, F-5, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18 and F-22A.
Cobham is a leading designer and manufacturer of On Board Inert Gas Generating Systems(OBIGGS) increasing safety by inerting fuel tanks on commercial and military airframes. Cobham’s diving products are used for MCM/EOD and Special Forces operations.
Specialising in precision pneumatic engines, Cobham is the world’s largest supplier of tactical linear Stirling-cycle cryogenic coolers for infrared and other optical equipment, e.g. to detectand defeat surface-to-air missiles. The Division provides systems for Infra Red (IR) cooling in the Javelin, EKV and THAAD programs. Highly effective personal cooling equipment includes the Air Warrior micro climate system, enabling aircrew to operate for extended periods in harsh environmental conditions.
Actuation and Control
Sophisticated electro-explosive actuatedvalves, gas storage devices and pneumatic actuation and control technology for demanding military and space applications are provided, including missile fin actuation and deployment subsystems for the JASSM and Paveway and the Tactical Tomahawk Missile.
Cobham Life Support also supports the major launch vehicle and satellite market with its pyrovalve and electro-explosive actuation technology, with customers including Lockheed Martin, Boeing Satellite Systems, Orbital Sciences Inc, Pratt & Whitney and Astrium.