Cobham Receives Five-Year, US $45M Long-Term Agreement from Pratt & Whitney for Advanced Composite Products

8 March, 2011

SAN DIEGO, California – Cobham has received a five-year, US $45 million longterm
agreement from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company,
to manufacture advanced composite products for multiple military aircraft
engine applications.
Cobham will produce advanced, medium and high temperature composite
structures for both the F135 and F119 engines at the company’s state-of-the-art
production facilities in San Diego, California and Suffolk, Virginia.
“We are proud to have this opportunity to grow our excellent working
relationship with Pratt & Whitney, and have worked closely with Pratt & Whitney
to provide assured manufacturing capabilities for their F135 engine,” said
Jeremy Wensinger, president of Cobham Defence Systems division. “This long
term agreement represents an important step in realizing our growth plans, and
will be establishing dual manufacturing lines in both San Diego and Suffolk to
preclude any natural or man-made disasters from taking down the production
line.”
Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system is the engine of choice for the F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, a fifth generation, advanced, single-engine
tactical fighter. The F135 is the derivative of the proven F119 engine, the
technologically advanced turbofan engine exclusively powering the U.S. Air
Force’s F-22 Raptor.
Cobham has been a key supplier to Pratt & Whitney for more than five years for
a variety of composite applications for both military and commercial aircraft
engines.

About Cobham Defense Systems:
Cobham Defence Systems division designs, develops and manufactures critical
technology for network centric and intelligence operations, enabling
transmission and management of information for the digital battlefield. Cobham
radar products, specialist antennas and microwave subsystems play critical roles
in many of the world’s major defence systems and platforms, including the
Aegis radar system, F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and Standard Missile.
The Defence Systems Division also provides specialist scientific, systems
engineering and technical assistance (SETA) services to Intelligence and Missile
Defence agencies.

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