The joint offering will combine the companies' expertise in electronic warfare, electronic attack, suppression of enemy air defenses and irregular warfare support to ground forces.
"Our alliance on the Next Generation Jammer is driven by our shared commitment to provide a flexible solution that fully meets the Navy's operational needs," said Steve Morais, director of attack solutions for BAE Systems. "We bring a disciplined systems engineering and risk-management approach, derived from our combined experience with electronic warfare and electronic attack systems in use today on fifth-generation fighters."
The BAE Systems-Cobham solution will offer increased reliability, availability, and supportability, ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership to the Navy.
"Cobham has a deep understanding of the Navy's mission needs and support requirements based on years of experience with the ALQ-99 jammer," said Andy Humen, Cobham's vice president of sensor systems. "Together with BAE Systems, we have an approach that will magnify the Navy's mission capabilities while reducing risk and providing the lowest acquisition and life-cycle costs."
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion.
Cobham's products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for 75 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 $2.1 billion.