Cobham Mission Systems, a leading supplier in military aircraft countermeasure components, announced today it has won subcontracts to provide chaff and flare dispenser equipment for the German Air Force’s Quadriga Tranche 4 Eurofighter Typhoon fleet. Chaff and flares are fundamental components of an effective, integrated self-defence suite, helping pilots to fulfil their missions and return safely to base. Cobham has over 50 years experience in the design and development of aircraft specific military aircraft countermeasures, including chaff and flare dispensers, which have been developed to satisfy individual customer requirements.
“These new orders will allow Cobham Mission Systems’ to support the build of 38 Tranche 4 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, which are vital to the European defence industry,” said Duncan Thorndike, vice president of Weapons Carriage and Release for Cobham Mission Systems. “Cobham Mission Systems has supported the Typhoon program from the start and has provided essential equipment for more than 550 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft currently in service. We are proud to continue to deliver our proven, quality defensive aid components, including chaff and flare systems, for one of the most successful combat military aircraft serving European and international allied nations.”
Cobham Mission Systems is the design authority for the Eurofighter Typhoon’s defensive chaff and flare military aircraft countermeasures systems and is qualified to the latest nuclear hardening and vibration standards. The Cobham Mission Systems’ Chaff and Flare Defensive Aid Systems include flare dispensers for off-board infrared-seeking missile countermeasures and chaff dispensers that deploy particles to neutralise threats from radar guided missiles.
Cobham Mission Systems has more than 50 years of experience designing and developing military aircraft countermeasure equipment and is the design authority for the Eurofighter Typhoon’s defensive chaff and flare systems. As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, Cobham Mission Systems helps customers increase the safety and mission capabilities of personnel and equipment in extreme environments. Proven and trusted solutions include air-to-air refuelling, fuel tank inerting, life support, space propulsion, weapons carriage and missile actuation that enable customers to achieve mission success.