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Article: Innovations and open systems pace FVL and the current fleet

Learn how we have been working to help the FLRAA and FARA programs meet their performance goals.

Article originally posted on breakingdefense.com

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See how our best-in-class solutions can help enable platform-wide optimizations for FVL.

We believe that a best-in-class future helicopter solution requires innovative capabilities that push the limits of what’s possible, while keeping an eye on affordability, sustainment and training. At the same time, there are clear challenges in ensuring all the pieces work seamlessly together without compromising on the goals of the FVL program – from increasing safety, performance, lethality and agility to ensuring longevity of all solutions and continuous advancement. Plus, many of the advancements being developed for FVL deliver clear value for modernizing the existing fleet, putting backwards compatibility at the forefront of development wherever possible.

The capabilities that the Army implements will need to focus on some key areas to address those challenges and deliver at an unprecedented level – 

"That's where we come in."

Leading open systems

Modular open systems approach (MOSA) is critical to building a best-in-class FVL ecosystem as well as modernizing the current fleet for rapid advancement and mission flexibility. Collins Aerospace is front and center in establishing and developing open systems frameworks from our demonstrated solutions to our Huntsville Customer Experience Center.

Unique solutions for less weight and drag

FARA and FLRAA face complex weight and drag challenges in order to deliver on speed, range, payload capacity and ultimately superior performance. Everything is on the table when it comes to developing transformational technology for the future fleet.

Continuous advancement and sustainment

For both FVL and the current fleet, the ease and affordability of maintenance and upgrades need to be addressed at the forefront of any new technological advancement. That means planning for sustainment now to avoid costly or inefficient updates in the future.

Our legacy in Army aviation innovation

From actuation to avionics and nearly everything in between, Collins Aerospace has been a trusted partner in military aviation innovation and advancement for over 100 years.

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