Collins Aerospace continues to advance actuation systems for Tempest

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (Sept. 14, 2021) – Collins Aerospace continues to make progress on actuation capabilities for the U.K.’s Tempest program. Under a contract with BAE Systems, Collins will develop a number of demonstration components as part of continuing technology de-risking work on the program. Collins will support the program from its Actuation Systems headquarters in Wolverhampton, U.K.

Since announcing it had been selected to provide actuation systems for Tempest in 2020, Collins has begun producing components in preparation for testing later in the year.

“We’re proud to support BAE Systems as an official partner on Tempest and deepen our collaborative relationship with them,” said Ed Dryden, vice president, Actuation Systems for Collins Aerospace. “Our systems will help protect the Tempest’s aggressive program schedule and cost targets, to help ensure the continued success and timely development of this critical initiative for the U.K. aerospace and defense industry.”

Collins Aerospace is a leading provider of technologically advanced actuation systems for commercial and military fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms around the world. With more than 50 years of experience in the design, manufacture, test and certification of actuation equipment, the company provides a range of solutions to its customers including primary flight controls, high-lift systems, nacelle actuation, anti-ice valves, composites, utility actuation and missile actuation.

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