Cobham has been awarded a contract to deliver Operational Readiness Training for RAF Lakenheath, as part of a four year deal.

The training, which begins later this year, will include exercises in Aerial Gunnery (live fire) and Electronic Attack to prepare United States Air Forces in Europe/UK personnel for the increasingly complex front-line threats which they face whilst conducting global operations.

RAF Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force station near the village of Lakenheath in Suffolk. Although an RAF station, it hosts United States Air Force units and personnel. The host wing is the 48th Fighter Wing, also known as the Liberty Wing, assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).

The firm say that the programme will involve Cobham’s specially modified Falcon 20 aircraft, equipped with advanced technology solutions to simulate the effects of an enemy’s latest electronic warfare equipment during training exercises.

Paul Armstrong, Vice President and General Manager for Cobham Aviation Services said:

“We are delighted to have secured this contract with such a prominent customer through a full and open competitive process.  This reflects our world leading capability and highlights the quality of our technology and training services.”

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Good news after the disappointment of ASDOT. Hopefully a bright future at Cobham and somethings in the pipeline to replace the elderly Falcon