Rockwell Collins Acquires Simulation Company

By Tish Drake | December 21, 2010

Rockwell Collins on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Blue Ridge Simulation, of Leesburg, Va., a supplier of sensor simulation for U.S. Department of Defense, commercial and international training applications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Blue Ridge Simulation's broad portfolio spans from basic weather radar simulators to high-performance Digital Radar Landmass Simulators for surveillance and fire control radar applications. Blue Ridge Simulation will become part of Rockwell Collins’ simulation and training portfolio based in Sterling, Va.

“As military platforms become more complex, the ability to effectively simulate advanced sensor systems enables a more realistic training environment,” said 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,” said Blue Ridge Simulation President Thomas Allen. “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.”

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