Cobham plc (‘Cobham’) is delighted to announce that its Cobham Defence Electronic Systems Division has been given an award for the supply of its COM-231 vehicle mounted microwave antennas over a five year period to the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Whilst the award is on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) basis with an initial one year contract and four one year options, the award could be worth up to US$248m.
The COM-231 antenna, developed under a Cobham R&D programme, is used in line of sight communication systems and will work with radios that operate within a 30-88 MHz frequency band. It provides essential VHF communications for a range of military vehicles in harsh environmental and mechanical conditions.
Allan Cook, Cobham’s Chief Executive, commented:
''This is Cobham’s largest ever award for antenna systems and highlights the importance of our communications equipment to military land forces around the world and reinforces our relationship with the US military.”