Cobham gets $21M combat radio order

Jan. 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM

BLACKBURN, England, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cobham Defense Communications of England is providing an unidentified customer in the Middle East with close combat radio systems for $21 million.

The integrated systems -- the Vehicle Intercom System and Eagle Close Combat Radio -- allow dismounted soldiers to communicate with vehicle crews and remotely access the Combat Net Radio system.

"Our ROVIS Intercom Systems offer a capable and cost-effective intercom solution," said Cobham Defense Communications Vice President Steve Collier. "We've been expecting these orders for some time, so we can now concentrate on delivery."

The Eagle Radio is designed as a short-range squad radio and as a wireless link to a Vehicle Intercom System.

Cobham said the Eagle was selected for its ease of use, full duplex ad-hoc networking capability, security features and remote access to man-pack and vehicle mounted Combat Net Radios.

The U.S. Army last year selected Cobham's new modular and scalable TacG2 system for its $2.4 billion Vehicle Intercom System Extended program.

Additional details on the contract to the unidentified customer weren't disclosed.

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