Cobham welcomes Team Reaper Australia expansion
07 September 2017
Cobham Aviation Services has welcomed the recent announcement by General Atomics Aeronautical Inc. (GA-ASI) on the expansion of Team Reaper Australia to fulfil the Project Air 7003 requirements to provide an armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to the Australian Defence Force. Cobham is the lead team member for GA-ASI in Australia.
"Cobham is the natural lead for Team Reaper Australia due to our significant Australian footprint, highly skilled workforce, extensive network of Australian SMEs, partners and suppliers and breadth of experience in introducing and delivering through-life support for state-of-the-art aerial platforms," said Peter Nottage, CEO of Cobham Aviation Services.
"The expansion of Team Reaper Australia signals the level of confidence in the team’s multi-mission single solution using the most cost-effective, proven and viable RPAS, and further strengthens our robust portfolio of local Australian expertise - we welcome the newest team members."
Cobham has extensive experience across Australia and Europe in support of defence and government operations which includes provision of pilot and mission system operator training, logistic support requirements, as well as the design, modification, maintenance and operation of special mission platforms. Cobham currently provides maintenance support for the Reaper Ground Control Station (GCS) at RAF Waddington in the UK under similar teaming arrangements with GA-ASI.