…. from Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Cobham has received a one year supplementary contract extension from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to provide maritime surveillance services using two F406 twin turboprop fixed-wing aircraft through June 2014.
The aircraft are fitted with a surveillance radar and satellite communications, providing 2,000 hours of maritime surveillance per year. In addition, Cobham provides 15,000 hours of annual cover using ten Dash 8 aircraft under a separate contract that runs through to 2021.
The Australian Border Protection operation is the largest civil surveillance operation in the world, which Cobham has successfully supported since 1995.
Commenting on the contract, vice president of Cobham Aviation Services Mr. Peter Nottage said: “This contract extension further strengthens our relationship with the Australian Government for the largest civil maritime surveillance operation in the world, reflecting the technology and know-how we have been bringing to this partnership for almost two decades.”
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs, and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
It has market-leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham Aviation Services
Cobham Aviation Services provides specialist aviation solutions to Defence, Government and major commercial customers under long term performance based contracts. This includes operating the largest civil maritime surveillance contract in the world for the Australian Government, contracted airline services for Qantas and fly in fly out services for numerous major resource industry clients across Australia, modern battle space air warfare training for the UK armed forces and NATO, providing air traffic control radar display software and navigation aid calibration services to leading UK and European airports and with partner Bristow Helicopters training all helicopter pilots for the UK’s Navy, Air Force and Army through entity FB Heliservices.
With a combined fleet of over 130 fixed and rotary wing aircraft, Cobham Aviation Services is a trusted partner worldwide.
Greg Alan Caires, APR, CPRC