Military

Cobham Awarded Navy Transmitter Contract

By Tish Drake | September 21, 2011

Cobham has been awarded a $16.9 million contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B and E/A-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

The new contract continues funding for a fourth full rate production lot, bringing the total number of production transmitters ordered to 233 of 315 required. To date 157 transmitters and 323 antenna products have been delivered. The contract’s initial award procured 60 Low Band Transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies in a variety of configurations.

The AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group (LBT-AG), developed by Cobham Sensor Systems and in production since 2005, is designed to protect strike aircraft, ships and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications, Cobham said.

Deliveries will continue immediately beyond the currently contracted Full Rate Production Lots, and are expected to continue through 2014. The contract also allows for up to three more annual options to procure the balance of LBT-AG systems, Cobham said.

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