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 .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...

Rockwell Collins to Sell Kaiser Optical Systems Subsidiary; Kelly Ortberg Comments

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will sell its Kaiser Optical Systems subsidiary, a holographic and spectrographic instrumentation maker, to Endress+Hauser for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to close in early fiscal 2014 and the subsidiary represents represent less than one percent of Rockwell Collins’ total revenue, Rockwell Collins announced Aug. 30. “This divestiture...

Rockwell Collins to Acquire ARINC for $1.4B; Kelly Ortberg, John Belcher Comment

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has agreed buy ARINC for $1.39 billion in a move aimed at expanding Rockwell Collins’ offerings in the aviation industry. The potential buy is subject to regulatory approvals and intends to combine Rockwell Collins’ avionics and cabin technologies with the networks and services of the Annapolis, Md.-based Carlyle Group portfolio company, Rockwell Collins said...

Rockwell Collins Wins Int’l Contracts for Satellite Terminals; Mike Jones Comments

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Rockwell Collins expects to deliver around 90 satellite terminals for communications and data transmission purposes under foreign military sales contracts from the U.S. Air Force. The contracts are meant to provide Belgium’s defense ministry and an unknown Asia-Pacific region client with SWE-DISH CCT120 Suitcase and CCT200 Fly-Away models, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday. Replaceable components...

Rockwell Collins Shuffles Commercial Group Leadership Roles

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has reorganized the responsibilities of three leaders within its commercial systems organization, effective immediately. Steve Timm, Jeff Standerski and Greg Irmen will now report directly to Kent Statler, the group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday. Timm, formerly VP and general manager of flight information solutions,...