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Slip Rings

Cobham to Provide Slip Rings for the F-35 Lightning II Targeting System

Cobham has been selected to provide slip rings to the F-35 Lightning II’s Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS).

The slip rings allow the EOTS to transmit data and electrical power through a continuously rotating joint.


The value of this order, which requires Cobham to provide slip rings to F-35 aircraft produced under that program's Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contracts #10 and #11 - with an option for LRIP #12, the F-35's first production lot - is not disclosed for competitively sensitive reasons.


Work under this contract will be performed at Cobham's facility in Naples, Florida.


Separately, Cobham already provides cryocoolers to the EOTS from its facility in Orchard Park, New York.


About Cobham Aerospace Communications

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Our avionics, connectivity, slip rings and microwave systems for air and space platforms are at the leading edge of technological development.


In the fields of defence, security and commercial aerospace, the innovative, high performance solutions we provide enable our customers' assets to perform to their maximum potential.


About Cobham

The most important thing we build is trust.

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

We employ around 11,000 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.




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