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Meggitt Signs $200M Deal to Acquire Cobham’s Advanced Composites Business

Cobham has agreed to sell its advanced composites business to British aerospace equipment manufacturer Meggitt for $200 million cash, MarketWatch reported Monday. Ed Ballard writes the business posted $81.1 million in sales during 2014 and offers exhaust flaps, air-to-air refueling systems and other aircraft structures to U.S. and British customers. …

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David Kopf Joins Anaren as President of Space & Defense Group

David Kopf, formerly vice president of engineering and operations at Astronics AeroSat, has joined Anaren as president of the company’s space and defense group. His experience in leadership and business development at various technology-based space and defense companies works to support the business group’s capabilities, Anaren President and CEO Larry Sala …

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Cobham Completes $1B Aeroflex Buy; Bob Murphy Comments

Cobham plc has finalized its approximately $1.46 billion acquisition of Aeroflex (NYSE: ARX) after shareholders and regulatory bodies approved the transaction. Following the completed transaction, the Aeroflex business will be consolidated with the British defense contractor’s advanced electronic solutions division and communications and connectivity business group. Cobham said Monday it expects the acquisition to boost the company’s current …

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Robert Murphy: Cobham Targets Commercial Sectors Through $1.5B Deal for A&D Electronics Maker Aeroflex

England-based aerospace, defense and technology contractor Cobham plc has struck a deal to purchase microelectronic, testing and measuring equipment supplier Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE: ARX) for around $900 billion in cash, or $10.50 per share. Cobham would also assume $540 million of Aeroflex’s debt on March 31. The companies expect …

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Paul Jona Joins Cobham SATCOM in SVP Role; Walther Thygesen to Retire in June

Paul Jona, formerly CEO and chairman of CoActive Technologies, has been appointed a senior vice president at Cobham SATCOM. He started his new role at Cobham on March 3 and will work with incumbent SVP Walther Thygesen, who plans to retire from the company in June, Cobham said Monday. Jona, a 30-year technology …

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Cobham Wins Potential $302M Training Program Extension; Bob Murphy Comments

Cobham has won a potential $302 million contract extension to continue providing operational readiness training services to U.K. Defence Ministry personnel. The five-year base period is worth $249 million and work would extend to 2019 with options, Cobham said Thursday. Bob Murphy, Cobham CEO, said the award continues the company’s …

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Cobham Buys Mobile Tech Firm Axell for $131M Cash; Bob Murphy Comments

Cobham Plc has acquired mobile communications technology provider Axell Wireless for $130.9 million in cash as Cobham looks to expand customer base and extend offerings to larger systems. Axell supplies distributed antenna systems and wireless items such as digital repeaters, fiber optics, multi band remotes and networking tools to public …

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Dave Schmitz Promoted to Cubic Defense Lead; Brad Feldmann Comments

Dave Schmitz, a former chief operating officer for Cubic Corp.’s defense applications business segment, has been promoted to president of the segment nine months after first joining the company. Schmitz succeeds Brad Feldmann, who in February was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Cubic, the company said Tuesday. …

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Parsons Promotes Bill Bodie, Biff Lyons, Kurt Tripp; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Parsons Corp. has announced a series of executive appointments in its government services leadership team, less than a week after announcing 23-year company veteran Mary Ann Hopkins as head of that business unit. All appointments are effective Oct. 15, the same day Hopkins starts as government services president. Bill Bodie, …

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BAE, GE Vet Robert Murphy Named New Cobham CEO

Cobham has appointed BAE Systems Inc. executive Robert Murphy CEO, effective June 25, the company announced Monday. The 25-year aerospace and defense industry veteran will succeed Andy Stevens, who retired in November 2011 due to a recurring back injury. Stevens will assist the board until further notice and assist Murphy …

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