Cobham has four divisions employing more than 11,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of some £1.9bn / US$3 billion.
Aviation pioneer Sir Alan Cobham founded the Company in 1934 as an air-to-air refuelling specialist and Cobham is still the world leader in this field. Through a combination of organic growth and the acquisition of more than 50 companies, the Group’s capabilities are now increasingly focused around C4ISR and safety and survival.
Cobham Mission Equipment is a systems integration business. The company’s include air-to-air refuelling (AAR), systems, of which more than 1,000 systems have been delivered for buddy-buddy refuelling, tactical and strategic tanking for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. The company has also developed Unmanned Air vehicle (UAV) air refuelling capability.
In the avionics field, Cobham offers a range of weapons carriage and release equipment, including missile launchers, cryogenic cooling for missile seekers, pneumatic missile fin actuation and wing store carriers, bomb ejection, defensive aids, chaff and flare systems.
The division is also offering Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots, through a range of unmanned ground systems and robots serving international homeland security and military markets, with more than 700 systems delivered to 55 countries.
Other fields of activity include Avionics & Surveillance, defense systems and Aviation services.