Cobham Defence Electronic Systems Division has been awarded with the supply of its COM-231 vehicle mounted microwave antennas to the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, over a five-year period. While the award is on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) basis with an initial one-year contract and four one-year options, the award could be worth up to $248 M.

The COM-231 antenna, developed under a Cobham research and development program, is used in line of sight communication systems and will work with radios that operate within a 30 to 88 MHz frequency band. In particular it provides essential VHF communications for a range of military vehicles in harsh environmental and mechanical conditions.

Commenting on the awarding of the contract, Allan Cook, Cobham’s chief executive, said, ''This is Cobham’s largest ever award for antenna systems and highlights the importance of our communications equipment to military land forces around the world and reinforces our relationship with the US military.”