Cobham Life Support has received a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin to support the US Army Javelin missile programme.

Under the $9.5m contract, the company will provide cooling system components as well as electrical assemblies for the missile and launcher.

Javelin is a portable, shoulder-fired antitank missile used by the US Army and Marine Corps dismounted infantry to defeat current and future-threat armoured combat vehicles.

The contract will support both US and various foreign military sales (FMS) requirements for the missile system.

Work on the contract will run through December 2012 with deliveries to begin immediately.