Rockwell Collins Acquires Blue Ridge Simulation

December 22, 2010

The acquisition of the sensor simulation company will expand Rockwell's embedded simulation and training offerings.

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

Blue Ridge Simulation provides a broad portfolio of high-performance sensor simulation that span from basic weather radar simulators to high-performance Digital Radar Landmass Simulators (DRLMS) for surveillance and fire control radar applications. The company, founded in 1995, 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," 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."

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. Our CORE simulation architecture provides the most open system in the industry to deliver a fully integrated training solution, and is in use by customers around the globe.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries.

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