Flight Training & Simulation

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Australian Army to train personnel on Rockwell Collins Joint Fires Observer/Joint Terminal Attack Controller simulator

Australian Army to train personnel on Rockwell Collins Joint Fires Observer/Joint Terminal Attack Controller simulator

GEELONG, Australia, 24 Feb. 2015. Australian Army officials needed a training and simulation solution capable of meeting all the service’s training requirements now and into the foreseeable future. They found their system at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins debut rotary-wing simulator, enter military flight simulation market

Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins debut rotary-wing simulator, enter military flight simulation market

BANGALORE, 20 Feb. 2015. Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins have jointly unveiled a next-generation, rotary-wing simulator at Aero India 2015 in Bangalore. The companies are partnering and combining their strengths in simulation and training to offer advanced and high-fidelity military flight simulation solutions.

Harris to acquire Exelis

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis for $4.75 billion; combined company to make $8 billion annually

MELBOURNE, Fla., 6 Feb. 2015. Officials at Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) and Exelis Inc. (NYSE:XLS) have signed a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at roughly $4.75 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction, which is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Exelis shareholder approval.

CAE to expand training systems integration portfolio with acquisition of Bombardier Military Aviation Training unit

CAE to expand training systems integration portfolio with acquisition of Bombardier Military Aviation Training unit

MONTREAL, Canada, 28 Jan. 2015. CAE (NYSE:CAE) is acquiring Bombardier's Military Aviation Training business for approximately $19.8 million (Canadian), significantly enhancing CAE's core capabilities as a global training systems integrator (TSI) and expanding its support for live flying training of future military pilots, including next-generation fighter pilots, for the Royal Canadian Air Force and its allies.

VME and VPX adopted widely for defense, yet to break into civil aerospace

VME and VPX adopted widely for defense, yet to break into civil aerospace

PHOENIX, 19 Jan. 2015. The largest market for VME and VPX components continues to be defense, explains Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst with IHS Electronics & Media, during a discussion of the world electronics market at VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends in Phoenix. Whereas the largest sector for VME and VPX components adoption is defense, the growing civil aerospace market sector has yet to embrace the technologies.

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