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Cobham scores US Navy deal

Defence technology group Cobham has won a contract with the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter-Antenna Group for Navy and Marine Corps electronic warfare aircraft.

Defence technology group Cobham has won a contract with the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter-Antenna Group for Navy and Marine Corps electronic warfare aircraft.

The $31.7m contact takes the group's total number of production orders to 314 of 337 required transmitters.

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The low band transmitter is designed to protect strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications.

Cobham explained that the contract funds the sixth full-rate production lot, and includes the first instalment of two-part procurement for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to undisclosed customers.

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