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[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has acquired Newport News, Virginia-based International Communications Group (ICG), a provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry. The initial purchase price was $50 million and additional post-closing consideration of up to $14 million may be paid.
“This acquisition broadens our portfolio of information-enabled avionics by adding ICG’s latest generation of Iridium satcom terminals and smart routers to our existing flight deck and cabin connectivity offerings,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer of commercial systems for Rockwell Collins in a statement. “When coupled with our broad array of network solutions, including our ARINC aviation networks and other satellite communication services, it accelerates our vision of being a leader in end-to-end information management solutions for airlines and business jet operators.”
ICG’s products and services will be integrated into Rockwell Collins’ commercial systems portfolio.