Cobham to provide thermal-management electronics cooling components for Javelin anti-tank missile
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., 29 June 2011. Thermal management experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., needed electronics cooling components for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Javelin shoulder-fired heat-seeking anti-tank missile. They found their solution from the Cobham plc Life Support segment in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lockheed Martin awarded Cobham a $9.5 million follow-on contract to provide cooling system components and electrical assemblies for the Javelin missile and launcher, Cobham officials announced today.
The contract to Cobham involves Javelin missiles for U.S. Army and Marine Corps use, as well as for U.S. foreign allies. The missile was developed and built by the Javelin Joint Venture among Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Cobham will start delivering the Javelin missile cooling systems from now until the end of 2012, and will do the work in St. Petersburg, Fla.