#166 Cobham Wins US Army Contract Worth up to US$49m

Cobham plc (Cobham) is pleased to announce that its Cobham Defence Electronic Systems Division (CDES) has been awarded a contract worth up to US$49m for the supply of VHF antennas to the US Army, on a firm fixed price, indefinite quantity contract with four one year options. This order will enhance the strong performance expected of CDES in 2006. 


The antennas were designed and developed in order to anticipate growing land based military requirements and will be manufactured at Cobham’s facility in Bolton, Massachusetts, and will be supplied to the US Defense Center Columbus for use in tactical communications. 


Allan Cook, Cobham Chief Executive, said, 

''Cobham Defence Electronic Systems is a leading supplier of high technology RF, microwave and millimetre wave sub-systems to the military. This award highlights the importance of our communications equipment to land forces in a network centric environment.'' 




Cobham plc is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company has five technology divisions and one service division that collectively specialise in the provision of components, sub-systems and services to keep people safe, improve communications and enhance the performance of aerospace and defence platforms. 


Cobham Defence Electronic Systems (CDES) designs and manufactures microwave components, integrated assemblies and sub-systems for the US Department of Defense and other military and government customers around the world. It is a leading developer of all classes of air, ground and shipboard antenna sub-systems, positioners, radomes, high-power microwave components and integrated assemblies, and is the market leader for many niche microwave products. CDES is also the world leader in advanced tactical military vehicle intercom systems and solider and ground vehicle situation awareness products. 

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