EXETER, N.H., 16 Dec. 2010. Shipboard radar systems designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Sensors division in Syracuse, N.Y., needed major RF and microwave assemblies for the U.S. Navy Aegis surveillance and fire control radar systems for new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. They found their solution from the Cobham plc Antenna Systems segment in Exeter, N.H.
Cobham will provide major radio frequency and microwave assemblies for Aegis surveillance and fire control radar systems ordered as part of new-build Burke-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy and foreign customers under terms of a deal worth about $40 million.
Cobham Antenna systems will provide Lockheed Martin with 3,700 assemblies for each Aegis system, which has been fitted to several classes of Navy vessel and shore based locations, Cobham officials say.
The Navy plans to order eight Burke-class destroyers between 2011 and 2016. Lockheed Martin builds the Aegis radar and fire-control system, which provides air and ballistic missile defense.
"Cobham has supported Lockheed Martin for more than 30 years, supplying major RF- microwave components in the production of Aegis SPY 1DV weapons systems," says Fred Cahill, vice president of Cobham Antenna Systems. The SPY 1 radar is part of the Aegis system.
For more information contact Cobham Antenna Systems online at www.cobham.com.