Cobham wins NAVAIR transmitters contract
Cobham will manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for the US Navy’s and US Marine Corps’ (USMC) EA-6B and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft under a new contract announced on 7 January.
The $31.7 million contract, awarded by US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), funds the sixth full-rate production lot, and includes the first installment of two-part procurement for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to undisclosed customers.
The AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group (LBT-AG), developed by Cobham Defense Electronics, has been in production since 2005. According to the company, this award brings the total number of production orders to 314 of 337 required transmitters and, to date, 230 transmitters have been delivered.
The LBT is designed to protect strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications. It is flown on US Navy EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G aircraft and USMC EA-6B aircraft, and has been used in combat operations.
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