Mike Jones: Rockwell Collins Lands New Navy Airborne Radio Delivery Contract

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will deliver additional software-defined radio systems to the Naval Air Systems Command under a new four-year, $420 million contract. The ARC-210 radio is designed to provide landing system UHF data link, SATCOM integrated waveform and combat net radio capabilities, Rockwell Collins said Monday. Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of communication and navigation...

Rockwell Collins to Upgrade US Navy’s Hawkeye Integrated Training System; LeAnn Ridgeway Comments

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has won a potential $40 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy‘s E-2D Hawkeye integrated training system. Rockwell Collins said Monday will work with ASI to update an operational flight trainer. The company will also modify the tactics trainer and maintenance trainer, and supply spares. LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of simulation and training...

Mike Knowles, Mike Twyman Join Cubic’s Defense Leadership Team

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Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman, veterans in the defense business, have both joined Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) in executive roles within the San Diego-based company’s defense business unit. Knowles has been named vice president and deputy general manager of the air ranges and Live-Virtual-Constructive integrated training campaign business segment, Cubic said Wednesday. Twyman has been appointed...

Kelly Ortberg: Rockwell Collins Finalizes Satcom Tech Portfolio Sale

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has sold a business unit that designs and manufactures satellite ground equipment for military communications use. “This transaction is part of a strategy to reshape our government systems portfolio to align with the changing dynamics of the defense environment, and focus on core products that will fuel future growth for the company,” Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell Collins...

John Borghese: Rockwell Collins to Help DARPA Build Phased Array Antennas

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have partnered to develop an antenna system for communication, electronic warfare and navigation applications. DARPA picked the company under the agency’s Arrays at Commercial Timescales program to build electronically scanned array antennas that have a reconfigurable interface and can direct radar beams faster, Rockwell...

Rockwell Collins, Chinese Avionics Firm Launch JV; Kelly Ortberg Comments

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and China Electronics Technology Avionics Company thave launched a new Chengdu-based joint venture to bring communication and navigation products to aircraft programs in China. “This joint venture is yet another demonstration of the collaborative and cooperative relationships we continue to build in China to support the rapidly growing opportunities in the region,” Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell...

Jeff Standerski to Head Rockwell Collins’ Info Mgmt Services Arm

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Jeff Standerski Jeff Standerski, a 25-year veteran at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and a former vice president and general manager, has been appointed to lead the aviation technology maker’s newly-formed information management services business that is partly comprised of ARINC, which Rockwell Collins purchased for $1.2 billion last year. The new business also contains the company’s flight...

Kelly Ortberg: ARINC Deal to Expand Rockwell Collins’ Opportunities in Airport Info Systems, Transportation, Security

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has finalized a move to beef up its portfolio of information management solutions as it completed its acquisition of ARINC for $1.4 billion. Cedar Rapids, Ia.-based Rockwell Collins announced the closure Monday, several months after Reuters reported Carlyle Group was preparing the sale of Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC. Booz Allen Hamilton had previously purchased ARINC’s...

Robert Perna Joins Rockwell Collins as SVP, General Counsel, Secretary; Kelly Ortberg Comments

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Bob Perna Robert Perna, a 25-year legal veteran, has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). His appointment is effective Jan. 13 and he succeeds Gary Chadlick, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests, Rockwell Collins announced Wednesday. “Bob’s global perspective and acquisition experience will be especially beneficial as we...

Rockwell Collins Sells Kaiser Optical Systems Subsidiary; Kelly Ortberg, Klaus Endress Comment

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has sold its Kaiser Optical Systems subsidiary to Endress+Hauser Holding for an undisclosed amount, Avionics Intelligence reported Saturday. Courtney Howard writes Kaiser Optical Systems, Rockwell Collins Government Systems’ avionics business unit, manufactures spectrographic instrumentation and applied holographic tools at sites in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Lyon, France. Kelly...