Basingstoke: Cobham Special Mission (Cobham) today
announced that it has signed an extension to its existing contract
with Ascent Flight Training Limited for the delivery of rear crew
training to the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as part of the UK
Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS).
Cobham has successfully delivered rear crew training support for
Ascent, supporting four Beechcraft 350 Avenger Mk1 aircraft based
at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, since 2009. This contract
extension, which will commence in July 2016, is valued at £16M and
will run for a further 4 years until 2020 with Ascent having an
option for a further one year extension.
Peter Nottage, Sector President, Cobham Aviation Services
commented: "After modifying the aircraft and bringing them into
service, Cobham has successfully supported rear crew training under
the UKMFTS programme for the last 7 years. I feel that this
contract extension recognises the high quality and effectiveness of
our services to Ascent and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This
demonstrates our continuing commitment to delivering value for
money and first class aircrew training services to the UK Armed
Forces, and we are honored to continue supporting both Ascent and
the MOD in the coming years.
About Cobham Special Mission
Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the
effectiveness of defence personnel.
We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms
to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness
training and search and rescue services.
Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military
customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for
optimal mission performance
About Cobham Group
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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 more than 11,500 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
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