Cobham to Supply Critical Helicopter Components for Afghan Pilot Training
Cobham, May 09, 2012 - DALLAS, Texas – Cobham has announced that three of its business units will provide critical components for six MD530F training helicopters bound for Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan in 2012.
Via its partner, EDMO Distributors, Cobham Aerospace Communications will supply four N301A audio controllers, Cobham Antenna Systems will provide VHF Communications, VOR/LOC/GS V-Dipole, DME, and Navigation Splitter Antennas, and Cobham Commercial Systems will supply an Artex C406-2HM Emergency Locator Transmitter for each MD530F.
John Payne, General Manager, Cobham Aerospace Communications, said, “Cobham is proud to be on board the MD530F. Our ruggedized, lightweight, high-performance components will deliver superior communication and navigation functionality, resulting in significantly enhanced safety in the high altitude/high temperature environment of Afghanistan.”
It’s anticipated that up to 50 MD530F helicopters will be produced over the next three years.
Cobham specializes in meeting the demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defense, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries.
About Cobham Aerospace Communications
Cobham Aerospace Communications designs and manufactures navigation, communication and airborne networking products and systems for commercial, business and military aircraft. Our products are in use on Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, ATR, Bell, Eurocopter, and Agusta platforms and with military forces in more than 100 countries. Cobham Aerospace Communications is recognised as a system provider for intercoms and integrated audio panels, including the Radio Audio Integrated Management System (RAIMS) for the Airbus A380 and A350. The business is also a leader in aircraft lighting, on-board man machine interfaces and microwave systems and components such as diodes and modules, ferrite devices, RF filters, and waveguides. Cobham Aerospace Communications is a Centre of Excellence for slip ring design and manufacture in applications from wind turbines to helicopter rotor de-icing.
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