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
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