Cobham bags orders for V-22 refuelling probes
Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by Boeing and Cobham in June 2013, Cobham has recently secured the first two annual lots for the supply of refuelling probes for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in support of the second V-22 multi-year award from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Capable of withstanding severe operating environments, Cobham’s refuelling probe is an inherent feature of the Bell Boeing V-22, and is fundamental to the aircraft’s self-deployment capability and operational range. The unique, patented telescoping mechanism extends the probe tip beyond the Osprey’s nose, and fully retracts into the fuselage. These characteristics provide the aircraft with improved aerodynamics and a reduced footprint.
Probes will be fitted on future US Marine Corps MV-22 models and US Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 models. SP