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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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Cobham Now Owns 25% of Danish SATCOM Firm

Cobham plc. has acquired an additional 22.74 percent share in Denmark-based satellite communications firm Thrane & Thrane and now owns approximately 25.6 percent of that firm’s issued share capital. The British aerospace, defense and security firm announced Thursday it purchased the new shares from Jupiter Asset Management Limited at an estimated …

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Parsons Completes SPARTA Purchase from Cobham for $350M

Parsons Corp. has completed its acquisition of Cobham plc.’s analytic solutions practice, known as SPARTA Inc.,  in a $350 million transaction. Parsons announced it will integrate SPARTA into its government services business unit, which provides technical services to the U.S. public sector. SPARTA helps deign, develop and sustain weapons systems …

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Cobham Defense Electronic Systems Awarded $13.3M Air Force Wireless Contract

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems has been awarded a nearly $13.3 million Air Force wireless-networks contract, according to the Defense Department. The $13, 263, 252 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for the Advanced Wireless Networks program for the soldier radio platform, DoD reports. The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity.  

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Lockheed, Finmeccanica, Cobham Team to Work on Air Traffic Services Effort

Lockheed Martin, Finmeccanica – through its U.K. company SELEX Systems Integration – and Cobham have agreed to form Fusion Air Traffic Management, which will address Project MARSHALL. Formerly known as the Joint Military Air Traffic Services  program, MARSHALL is a major air traffic services project for U.K.’s Ministry of Defence. …

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Cobham Honored for Workplace Excellence

Cobham Sensor Systems of San Diego won the top prize, Marble, in the large company category at the 2010 Workplace Excellence Awards. The ceremony recognized exceptional human resources practices. “Cobham has an ongoing commitment to identifying and employing top technical talent and we are pleased to be recognized for the …

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Cobham Locks Down IP Mesh Systems Deal with Dept. of Justice

Cobham has been awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract for wireless IP Mesh systems, IP hardware decoders, and microwave antennas from the Department of Justice. The IP Mesh Systems will offer spectrally efficient means of deploying and managing ad-hoc wireless networks for the purposes of video, audio and tracking and …

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Jeremy Wensinger, Cobham Look to Take Big Steps Forward

Cobham President Jeremy Wensinger spoke with ExecutiveBiz about what he has planned for Cobham in the near future: “Our goals for 2010 are to return to our shareholders low double digit growth while continuing to meet or exceed expectations externally, as we have over the past five years.  Every day, …

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