Wed 13, Feb 2019
Cobham, a leading global technology and service provider in commercial, defence and security markets, has recently secured a £50M+ contract to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) training pods for NATO as part of the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) capability package.
Contracted to Leonardo, Cobham will deliver the full Air and NATO Anti-Ship Missile Defense Evaluation Facility (NASMDEF) systems. In the air environment, the exceptionally successful Cobham pods will give intricate and realistic EW training through radar and communications jamming as well as threat simulation. Within NATO, The NASMDEF system will be the first of its kind to extend next generation capability for anti-ship missile defense. Both EW training systems are designed to meet the evolving threat environment in which NATO JEWCS operates, enabling NATO forces to remain operationally ready to react to current and emerging threats.
With a cemented foundation in delivering operational readiness training for over 30 years to military forces across the globe, Cobham has built a rock-solid base in supplying bespoke EW training pods which produce accurate, reliable and realistic training.
Paul Armstrong Senior VP and General Manager of Cobham commented: “We are delighted to have secured this contract which demonstrates Cobham’s extensive experience delivering EW training and supporting pod technology. We have been developing our latest pods to meet the increasingly sophisticated, ever changing and future threats faced in contested environments. Cobham is committed to working with Leonardo to provide NATO with the latest generation training and technology solutions to support effective operations with the electronic warfare environment.”