Cobham awarded US $9.5m Javelin contract
Cobham Life Support has received a follow-on contract for US $9.5 million from Lockheed Martin in support of the Javelin missile programme. Cobham provides cooling system components for the missile and launcher, as well as electrical assemblies. Deliveries on the contract begin immediately, with work performed in St. Petersburg, Florida, and running through December 2012.
Javelin is a portable, shoulder-fired antitank missile used by dismounted infantry to defeat current and future-threat armored combat vehicles. The contract will support both US and various foreign military sales (FMS) requirements for the missile system. Javelin was developed and produced for the US Army and Marine Corps by the Javelin Joint Venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
"Cobham has supported this programme for 19 years, and is a member of the Strategic Performance Management Team with Lockheed Martin," said Kelly Coffield, president of Cobham Life Support. "The numerous manufacturing efficiency initiatives we've performed on this programme ensure the highest value product for our customer, and that effort has been recognized."
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