Cobham Mission Systems will produce and deliver two lots of GGU-25 oxygen concentrators for the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
The US-based manufacturer of military oxygen life support systems for aircraft this week (9th March) confirmed the new contract that includes delivery of a fleet-wide oxygen concentrator legacy system upgrade for US Navy T-45 Goshawk jet trainers.
Each of the enhanced smart concentrators will deliver optimal oxygen for pilots while also monitoring and recording necessary operational data. GGU-25 is designed to be a smart concentrator that delivers the required amount of oxygen to the pilot and also records key operational parameters in real time.
Commenting on the contract, Jason Apelquist, Senior Vice-President of Business Development and Strategy for Cobham Mission Systems, said, “We are honoured to have the Navy’s ongoing confidence in our products and to be given this opportunity to continue serving the T-45 fleet.”
“We have advanced our oxygen concentrator technologies and design standards significantly in the last decade to further support the warfighter and ensure critical operational data is monitored in real time. We’re excited to be delivering our GGU-25 to this fleet. It is an upgraded version of GGU-7, our legacy product on the T-45. This will ensure that Navy pilots in training are provided an environment for adequate breathing under all conditions.”