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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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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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