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Cobham Awarded US$15m Contract for Advanced Next Generation Radio

by: Matthew Potter
July 13, 2009

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Cobham Awarded US$15m Contract for Advanced Next Generation Radio

LOWELL, Massachusetts – Cobham has been awarded US$14.8 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Wireless Network after Next (WNaN) program.

Under this cost plus fixed fee contract, Cobham Sensor Systems in Lowell, Massachusetts, will design, develop and demonstrate low-cost wireless network nodes which support adaptation by means of distributed network processing. A key element of the design is affordability, to allow wide deployment throughout the Armed Services.

The radios will be demonstrated during follow-on field trials by the Department of Defense in 2010. The U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL/RIKD) is the contracting activity.

About Cobham:

Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 70 years, keeping people safe, improving communications and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company has four divisions employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of more than £1.4 billion / US$ 2.1 billion.

Cobham Sensor Systems designs and manufactures all classes of active and passive microwave components, assemblies and subsystems, composites and radomes for the aerospace and defense industries, and is the leading supplier of many microwave products.

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