Lockheed Martin has awarded Cobham's advanced electronic solutions business a $50M contract to manufacture antenna array assemblies for the Block 2 configuration of a shipboard electronic warfare system currently installed on U.S. Navy ships.Read More »
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
Mark Santamaria, former chief financial officer of Mission Essential, has been appointed as senior vice president and CFO of Cobham‘s advanced electronic solutions sector. He will oversee the sector’s legal organization, contracts and compliance efforts and will also serve on the board of Cobham subsidiary AES Holdings, the company said Monday. Santamaria previously …Read More »
Shawn Black, former vice president and general manager of Leonardo DRS‘ electro-optical and infrared systems business, has joined Cobham as the first chief operating officer of its advanced electronic solutions business. Jill Kale, president of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, said in a statement released Monday that Black will oversee profit-and-loss accounts and operational …Read More »
Iridium Communications’ seventh batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Wednesday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is the seventh of eight Iridium NEXT satellite missions that SpaceX agreed to perform to replace the McLean, Va.-based company’s existing network of 66 satellites in …Read More »
A joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter aims to begin the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s midair refueling trials in early 2019 to achieve full service capability in 2020, AIN Online reported Wednesday. The effort to include a refueling function in the Osprey aims to eliminate the reliance of the U.S. …Read More »
Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed up to compete for a U.S. Navy program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod system onboard the service’s Boeing-built EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft. The Next Generation Jammer Low Band program aims to develop a system that will work to build up …Read More »
Cobham has reported that sales of the company’s software-based airborne tactical radio offering over the past year exceeded its previous estimate. The company said Monday it sold RT-7000 radios to various clients that include government and military aviation organizations in North and South America, Asia and Europe. RT-7000 is built with modules that operators can update …Read More »