Cobham sells radiation testing business


Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions has sold it radiation testing business to Radiation Test Solutions.

Cobham RAD, which is based in Colorado Springs, USA, provides military standard radiation effects test services, heavy ion single event effects testing, device preparation services prior to test, device screening and element evaluation, and quick turn prototype integrated circuit assembly.

Radiation Test Solutions (RTS), which is also based in Colorado Springs performs design, analysis and testing of semiconductor devices and materials for satellite, aircraft, and ground applications.

Cobham said it is selling the radiation testing business to RTS to focus on core competencies.

“During our strategic planning process, we determined that we were not the optimal owners of Cobham RAD,” said Shawn Black, CEO of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. “This sale aligns with our strategic intent to focus on our core competencies in design and manufacture of RF, microwave, and millimeter wave solutions, digital processing and power solutions for space, electronic warfare, radar, and missile applications.

“We have had a good working relationship with RTS and have been impressed by their technical capabilities and strong support of our customers. We feel confident that RTS will continue to provide that same level of support as they move forward with the business.”

Malcolm Thomson, president of Radiation Test Solutions said, “We are excited to continue to expand our capability and grow the business to support the increasing demand for our space-based testing services and satellite analysis.

“By bringing both companies together under one roof, RTS can ensure our ability to support the growing needs of the commercial space industry.”

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Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.

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