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Friday, February 5, 2016

Honeywell COM DEV Acquisition Aims to Strengthen Aviation Connectivity

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] Honeywell has completed the acquisition of Canada-based COM DEV International, a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers. COM DEV will be part of the company's Defense and Space business and will drive continued growth across Honeywell's connectivity initiatives, benefiting the company's military, civilian and commercial aviation customers. The acquisition complements Honeywell's existing space business and enhances its radio frequency and microwave engineering competencies.

Honeywell has acquired the space systems arm of Com Dev international in order to strengthen its in-flight connectivity portfolio
Honeywell has acquired the space systems arm of Com Dev international in order to strengthen its in-flight connectivity portfolio. Photo: COM DEV International

Honeywell first announced the acquisition on Nov. 5, 2015.

"COM DEV extends Honeywell's connectivity push with proven satellite component technologies and access to international customers that align with our current space portfolio and growth strategies," said Tim Mahoney, president of Honeywell Aerospace.

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