1934: Cobham plc is founded by Sir Alan Cobham
1994: Cobham plc acquires Atlantic Microwave Corporation, the first acquisition to become part of what is known today as Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)
1996: Acquisition of Continental Microwave Tool & Co. and Kevlin Corporation
1997: Acquisition of Nurad Technologies Inc.
1998: Acquisition of Premier Microwave
2001: Acquisition of Litton Airtron Microwave Product Line
2005: Acquisition of Microwave Development Company (MDC) as well as REMEC Defense and Space Inc.
2008: Acquisition of BAE Systems’ Sensor and Antenna Systems Lansdale Inc.
2008: Acquisition of Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM Radio Frequency Components and Subsystems business (Whose portfolio consisted of acquired solutions from Microwave Associates as well as Stellex Microwave/Watkins Johnson and Adams-Russell)
2011: Acquisition of Trivec Avant Corporation
2014: Acquisition of Aeroflex
2020: Advent International acquires Cobham plc
2021: Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions rebrands itself CAES
2021: CAES acquires Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI)
With Advent International’s acquisition of Cobham, CAES is now a standalone, U.S. based company operating with an independent Board of Directors. With more than 2,300 employees in the United States and Mexico, CAES technologies enable our customers to enhance their systems’ accuracy, range, power, speed, and reliability.
From outer space to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, CAES’s innovative solutions are serving customers in the defense, space and satellite, security, industrial and medical industries. CAES technology underpins many high-profile programs such as the F-35, Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR/SPY-6), AEGIS (SPY-1), and Standard Missile family (RIM-156/161/171), to name a few.
Our technologies comprise many aspects of an RF front-end such as antennas and apertures, T/R modules, digital receivers and exciters, frequency converters, synthesizers, preselectors, switch matrices, motion control products, integrated microwave assemblies, waveguides, cables, and rotary joints. We also offer Radiation-Hardened by Design microelectronics, power devices, ASICs, intellectual property, and radiation testing services for a variety of high reliability applications on earth and in space.