We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services. Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.

We characterise a ‘special mission’ as an operation or training exercise with a unique set of requirements, namely a specifically-modified aerial platform and the use of advanced technology to achieve the intended outcome of the mission.

Special missions also often require a unique blend of military and commercial expertise and many personnel employed in this arm of the business are ex-defence force.

Special missions can occur as a continuous 24/7 service, a series of detachments or a one-off operation. We are equipped to undertake the full scope of different services required by our clients.

Special Mission capabilities

Cobham operates a range of aircraft within its Special Mission arm to match client requirements. Many of these aircraft have been specifically designed, modified and/or integrated by Cobham to perform specific tasks.