Cobham plc, Wimborne, United Kingdom, has named David Ashton executive vice president for business development and technology and Julian Hellebrand as executive vice president for lifecycle management and program management.
Cobham’s Brazilian subsidiary has secured its first major contract in Brazil to equip state police helicopters with high definition video surveillance downlinks, which will be used on helicopters in 12 cities during the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The contract was developed with a local integration partner following the opening of the Cobham’s Sao Paulo office in August 2012 and includes both airborne and ground based equipment. This procurement was made through the newly-formed Extraordinary Secretariat for Security at Large Scale Events.
Cobham, Wimborne, United Kingdom, has been awarded a £16 million ($24 million) order to supply NATO forces with leading-edge vehicle mounted Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection equipment. These systems will be delivered in 2013 by Cobham Antenna Systems. Cobham will deliver enhanced counter-IED detection capabilities, which can be safely deployed from within the protection of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles.
Cobham has reached agreement with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to extend the existing Sentinel aerial maritime surveillance contract by 2 years, the company recently announced. This £105 million ($22,580,000) contract extension secures the contract until the end of 2021. Cobham Aviation Services has been protecting Australia’s borders since 1995 under a performance based service contract involving the full turnkey operation of 10 highly modified Bombardier Dash 8 maritime patrol aircraft that fly 2,500 missions and 15,000 hours each year.
Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for the Advanced Wireless Networks for the Soldier radio platform. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome New York, is the contracting activity.
Cobham has been awarded a $46 million, firm fixed-price contract to manufacture AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitters for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract's initial procurement calls for 60 transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies.
Northrop Grumman Cobham Intercoms LLC, a company formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cobham, has been selected to provide the VIS-X Vehicular Intercommunication System Expanded for the U.S. Army's Communications and Electronics Command. The contract has an anticipated not-to-exceed ceiling of $2.4 billion.