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Los Angeles County Sheriff Selects Cobham Avionics

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has announced the
selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their
fleet of 14 Eurocopter AS 350 B2 helicopters.

The fully-digital Cobham EFIS delivers superior precision and increased reliability for higher dispatch
rates, lower operating costs, and reduced equipment maintenance expenses. The displays’ lighter
weight enables enhanced payload capabilities. Synthetic Vision reduces pilot workload and fatigue for
more confident command and control, and Cobham’s field-updatable software allows new
functionalities to be installed without replacing hardware components.

To further enhance aircraft performance, the EFIS fully integrates with Cobham’s revolutionary
HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, certification for which is expected in early
2011.

The LASD aircraft, completed by Hangar One, Carlsbad, California, will come equipped with Cobham’s
two-screen, 3D synthetic vision EFIS system, including: Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-
Function Display (MFD), software version 7.0, WAAS Beta III GPS Receiver, integral TSO C-194
Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS), integral Flight Management System
(FMS), and Analog Interface Unit (AIU). The system is fully NVG-compliant.

About Cobham

Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for
more than 75 years, keeping people safe, improving communications, and enhancing the capability of
land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company has four divisions employing some 12,000 people on
five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of some
£1.9bn / US$3 billion.

Contacts
Media Relations
Monica Hallman
+ 1 703 414 5300
monica.hallman@cobham.com

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