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DSEI 2017: Cobham Exhibits Breakthrough Tech
Various new products launched
On Stand S6-150 at DSEi, Cobham is showcasing technology breakthroughs and capabilities. Highlights of some of these include:
Cobham Mission Systems’ (CMS) Virtual Refuelling: a new simulation solution that demonstrates accurate real-time hose and drogue behaviour in a simulated environment. The demonstrator on the stand allows users to assume the role of a fighter pilot within a computer generated aerial refuelling scenario experiencing how the hose and drogue would realistically respond in flight.
CMS furthermore showcases the PHANTOM parachutist system, which is designed for High Altitude Parachute Operations including HALO and HAHO missions. According to the company, the PHANTOM Parachutist Oxygen System has become the US DoD system of choice. Cobham’s customisable suite of life support equipment is designed to support the soldier before, during and after the mission.
Cobham Communications and Connectivity exhibits an Anti-Jam GPS solution, recently launched at Paris Air Show, which is a stand-alone unit that can be installed or retro-fitted in fixed wing, rotary wing, UAV and space constrained land and marine platforms. Also on the stand is the company’s Direction Finding antennas and “Countering the Unlawful Use of Drones” solutions.
Launched at DSEI, Cobham’s new Integrated Communications Environment (ICE) products optimise the performance of multiple radios operating simultaneously on a single platform, the company says. The new ICE products include a multi-radio interference cancellation system and new high-performance multi-port V/UHF antenna.
Cobham is furthermore launching a new vehicle mast: Sky High. Having delivered up to 50m mast systems around the world Cobham’s mast portfolio is designed to meet the most demanding requirements of transportable communications, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and broadcast systems.
As a world leader for helicopter and military slip rings, Cobham supplies innovative solutions for a large variety of platforms, ranging from aerial vehicles, to main battle tanks, infantry vehicles, submarines and radars. Visitors to the booth can see slip rings, rotary joints, microwave and avionics solutions for civil and military applications.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions shows a Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) optimised airborne gimbal for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications; E/J Band Sinuous Antenna, boasting great polarisation diversity over very wide bands; and the AV2140-1 UHF SATCOM & LOS On-The-Man On-The-Move Antenna, enabling enhanced mobility and omnidirectional connectivity.
Cobham’s Special Mission Team, who recently announced a teaming arrangement with Draken International to deliver operational readiness training solutions for the UK MoD Air Support to Defence Operational Training programme, is also at DSEI. Combining state-of-the-art technology, platforms, systems and sensors, Cobham Special Mission deliver highly effective surveillance outcomes and military readiness training across the Live, Virtual and Constructive environment.
www.monch.com brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #9/2017, available at the show on the Mönch stand S2-165; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.