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BRIEF: Rockwell Collins expands Candian presence

Dave DeWitte, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa –

Rockwell Collins unveiled newly expanded and renovated offices in Canada’s capital of Ottawa on Tuesday.

The Ottawa facility specializes in design and development of wireless, ad hoc networking technologies, including simulation of tactical networks and battlefield modeling.

The Sub-Net Relay technologies developed at Rockwell Collins in Ottawa are used by the Royal Canadian Navy and coalition partners around the world to establish ad hoc Internet Protocol networks for use with chat, tactical data exchanged, collaborative planning and enhanced situational awareness.

Rockwell Collins also announced the appointment of Lee Obst as the managing director for Rockwell Collins Government Systems Canada. Obst is a former fighter pilot and experimental test pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, and has extensive aerospace and defense experience.

The company announced a $10,000 grant to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports Canadian military personnel and their families, and $6,000 grant to the Air Cadet League of Canada, which encourages interest in aviation and aerospace careers.

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