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Cobham’s Sensor Systems celebrated a production milestone August 4th, when the company produced its 100th Low Band Transmitter Antenna Group, part of the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System used on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler aircraft. Cobham is delivering these transmitters roughly four months ahead of schedule.
“This is a significant milestone on a very successful program,” said Andy Humen, Vice President of Cobham Sensor Systems. “Our employees have dedicated more than one million man-hours to this program, and are proud to be delivering these products ahead of schedule to the servicemen and women who depend on them.”
Cobham was awarded a new contract in April of this year for nearly US$46 M from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to continue manufacturing a third full-rate production lot of the Low Band Transmitter Antenna Group. This award brings the total number of production transmitters ordered to 217 of the 315 required transmitters. The Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group (LBT-AG), developed by Cobham Sensor Systems, has been in production since 2005. The LBT is designed to protect strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications. It is flown on US Navy EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G aircraft and Marine Corps EA-6B aircraft, and is heavily used in current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.