Sensor simulation company -- Blue Ridge Simulation -- acquired by Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 25 Dec. 2010. Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) has acquired Blue Ridge Simulation, Inc., a supplier of high-performance sensor simulation for U.S. Department of Defense, commercial, and international training applications.

Dec 25th, 2010

Posted by John McHale

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 25 Dec. 2010. Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) has acquired Blue Ridge Simulation, Inc., a supplier of high-performance sensor simulation for U.S. Department of Defense, commercial, and international training applications.

Blue Ridge Simulation's portfolio spans from basic weather radar simulators to high-performance Digital Radar Landmass Simulators (DRLMS) for surveillance and fire control radar applications. The company is based in Leesburg, Va.

"As military platforms become more complex, the ability to effectively simulate advanced sensor systems enables a more realistic training environment," says Kelly Ortberg, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rockwell Collins Government Systems. "Blue Ridge provides a critical sensor simulation capability that will greatly enhance our integrated training solutions."

"We're very excited to be joining Rockwell Collins," says Thomas Allen, Blue Ridge Simulation president. "Our companies have worked together closely for many years in support of Rockwell Collins' flight simulation offerings. This acquisition will allow us to expand our sensor simulation technology and offerings far beyond our prior reach to better serve current and future customers."

Blue Ridge Simulation is becoming part of Rockwell Collins' simulation and training portfolio based in Sterling, Va. This portfolio spans the entire training life cycle, from instructional systems design through fully integrated, high fidelity training systems, and support.

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