Philip Smart | Adelaide
Cobham Aviation Services will support the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in Royal Air Force service, under a new teaming agreement with General Atomics that also covers future opportunities in Australia.
“Cobham and GA-ASI have been working in partnership for more than ten years to cover UAV whole life support requirements,” said Cobham Aviation Services president Peter Nottage. “This Teaming Agreement enables us to apply our specialist capabilities in supporting sophisticated, fit-for-purpose aerial platforms that perform special missions. We look forward to continuing working with our US partner to deliver such support services.”
Cobham delivers outsourced aviation services for military and civil customers worldwide through military training, special mission flight operations, outsourced commercial aviation and aircraft engineering. In Australia the company is best known for providing contracted airline services to Qantaslink, maritime surveillance for Border Protection Command and Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) personnel transport for the mining and resources sector.
“This expanding partnership with Cobham, a UK and Australian industry leader, provides Reaper operations with timely, flexible, and integrated logistics support from highly-regarded and seasoned Cobham teams,” said Frank Pace, President, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI.