Cobham is the lead partner with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) in Team SkyGuardian Australia, the Australian industry consortium that will deliver and support Project Air 7003 throughout its service life. The MQ-9B SkyGuardian® variant will provide Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under Project Air 7003.
We have collaborated with GA-ASI on the introduction of RPAS into Australia for more than ten years. The through-life support services include developing maintenance strategies that provide lower cost sustainment over the life cycle of the product and will ultimately support Australian Industry Capability.
In addition to our work with GA-ASI, we have supported defence trials of unmanned systems in Australia and we are an active participant in the industry body the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS).