Collins Aerospace delivers the 600th Thrust Vector Actuation System for critical missile system

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A THAAD interceptor is launched during a Flight Test in 2019. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
  • The all electric, high-performance, Thrust Vector Actuation System (TVA) has a 100% success rate of live fire tests intercepts
  • Foundation for next-generation missiles

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 25, 2021) – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), today continued to set the foundation for the next-generation missile with the delivery of the 600th TVA for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system. The all electric TVA has successfully guided 100 percent of the live fire intercepts completed so far for THAAD and demonstrates the capabilities needed for future missile systems. For more than 40 years, Collins Aerospace has leveraged its experience in designing and manufacturing high-performing and precise missile actuation, a necessity in difficult environments.

“The TVA plays a substantial role in the flight power and steering direction of the missile – these are critical elements to current and future systems, especially as we see environments becoming more complex to navigate,” states Kevin Raftery, vice president and general manager of ISR and Space Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “Our extensive experience in missile actuation is a key differentiator for current and future platforms.”

About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.

About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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