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Cobham Unveils New “Smart” Compressor for Aircraft Weapon Systems


Cobham Unveils New “Smart” Compressor for Aircraft Weapon Systems

SUREPAC compressor offers precise variable control for optimal performance and extended life.

Orchard Park, New York: Cobham Mission Systems introduces SUREPACTM, its new pure air compressor system, to the military aviation community at the Air Warfare Symposium (Booth 307).



SUREPAC is a smart, fully upgradeable compressor system that dynamically manages power to
achieve high reliability and efficiency in weapons ejection and other applications requiring high pressure, pure air generation. Cobham's smart compressor system offers significantly reduced life cycle and maintenance costs over other high pressure cold gas generators and compressors through the use of a proprietary algorithm contained within the Smart Electronic Control Unit (SmartECUTM). The SmartECU monitors actual compressor usage and maximizes filter life by ensuring they are changed only when needed. Also, through precise variable control of the compressor speed, the system draws less power and runs cooler for optimized performance and extended compressor life. Modularly designed for ease of integration and reconfiguration, the SUREPAC is fully upgradeable to 270 VDC power requirements with a simple swap out of the SmartECU.

"Developing this technology is part of Cobham's strategy to provide full spectrum weapons carriage and release offerings and compliments our pneumatic bomb racks and ejection valves already in the marketplace," said Tim Sopko, Vice President, General Manager, Cobham Mission Systems.

"With this newly developed technology, Cobham now offers complete weapons carriage, ejection,
launch and control solutions that can be tailored to customer specific demanding requirements."


Cobham high performance compressor technology can be found in products used in pneumatically actuated weapons carriage and release systems and other applications including our electronics cooling and personal microclimate cooling systems.


About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.

As the world's leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the
safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and
unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.


About Cobham

The most important thing we build is trust.

We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.

We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.


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