Cobham Wins Contract for E/A-18G Antennas

By Tish Drake | May 27, 2010
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Cobham has been awarded a $46 million contract from the U.S. Navy 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 third full rate production lot. The contract’s initial award procures 60 Low Band Transmitters and an associated number of antenna assemblies in a variety of configurations. This award brings the total number of production transmitters ordered to 217 of 292 required transmitters. To date 80 transmitters have been delivered, Cobham said.

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

This $46 million firm fixed price contract was competitively procured. Deliveries will continue immediately beyond the currently contracted Full Rate Production Lot 1 and 2 efforts, and are expected to continue through 2012. The contract also allows for up to four annual options to procure the balance of LBT-AG systems and associated spares.

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