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Cobham wins NATO operational readiness training contract

Photo: A Cobham Dassault Falcon 20 during a NATO exercise. Cobham


Cobham is to continue to provide electronic warfare services for NATO training and exercises.

The Bournemouth, UK-based company announced today that its Special Mission business has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver operational readiness training to NATO for up to five years.

The contract, which was won after a competitive tender process, will deliver electronic warfare and threat simulation training. According to a stamens from Cobham, this will help “prepare NATO allied forces for the complex and multi-layered frontline threats of today and the future.”

Training will be conducted using Cobham owned and operated aircraft, flown by Cobham aircrew. The aircraft will carry a suite of either NATO-provided equipment or Cobham’s in-house-developed electronic warfare training pods.

Cobham has over 30 years of experience providing operational readiness training to military forces across the globe including NATO, the United Kingdom and Middle East among others.

Darren Moncrieff, Vice President of Cobham Special Mission said: “Securing this follow-on contract, with a customer as prominent as NATO, demonstrates that we have a world leading, technically advanced operational training capability that is innovative yet affordable. Our training solution is able to meet the current training requirements of a modern military fighting force, and can adapt to meet future threats and requirements. Cobham remains committed to providing NATO with world leading training and technology solutions.”

Cobham Special Mission already plays a role in the RAF’s operation readiness training, including working with the Typhoon quick reaction alert detachments. Cobham

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