NATO awards Cobham operational readiness training contract

17 January 2018

Cobham 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 in order to prepare NATO allied forces for the complex and multi-layered front-line threats of today and the future. Training will be delivered using Cobham owned and operated aircraft, crewed by highly experienced Cobham aircrew, carrying a suite of either NATO furnished equipment or Cobham’s in-house developed electronic warfare training podded technology.

Dassault Falcon 20 equipped with electronic warfare pods. Photo credit: Cezary Adamczewski

Dassault Falcon 20 equipped with electronic warfare pods. Photo credit: Cezary Adamczewski

Cobham has over 30 years of experience in enhancing mission success and providing operational assurance through the delivery of highly effective operational readiness training to military forces across the globe including NATO, the United Kingdom and Middle East amongst others. The newly awarded contract reinforces Cobham’s position as the world leader in this field, recognising their ability to develop tailored electronic warfare training technology and demonstrate their technical excellence in both the live and synthetic operational training environments.

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.”

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