Rockwell Collins announced plans to buy DataPath, Inc., a Duluth, Ga.-based satcom communications company, in a cash transaction worth about $130 million. DataPath, Inc., which has more than 600 employees around the world, designs, integrates, manages and deploys satcom systems for military and commercial customers. Its systems include multi-band SATCOM terminals, network control software to manage and control communication networks, and global field support services. "The acquisition of DataPath will broaden and strengthen our position in networked communications - an area of rapid growth for military customers around the world," said Rockwell Collins Chairman, President and CEO Clay Jones. "DataPath's strong customer relationships, expansive product line, and experience in developing satellite communication solutions make it an ideal fit for our communications portfolio." Rockwell Collins said it expects the deal to be completed in about 45 days.