Future Vertical Lift (FVL) overview

Collins Aerospace has served the U.S. Army for more than a century with proven, reliable and innovative solutions. Today, we are invested in solving complex challenges and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help define the next generation of best-in-class military rotorcraft.

From delivering on a flexible, open systems approach to providing advanced design that significantly reduces weight and drag, Collins Aerospace is your trusted partner in empowering overmatch within the connected, multi-domain battlespace.

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Luke Schmidt

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Air vehicle content

MFD-4820 Large Area Display

Rotary-wing pilots can access critical flight information with greater ease and flexibility with the Collins MFD-4820 large area display.

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T. Ryan Scoble

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MFD-4820 large area display data sheet

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AFD-3210 Adaptive Flight Display

Greater functionality for improved mission performance.

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T. Ryan Scoble

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AFD-3210 adaptive flight display

Hoist and Winch systems

Collins Aerospace is revolutionizing hoist capabilities, setting the new standard for safer, faster and more efficient missions.

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Nick Demogines

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Rescue hoist and cargo winch capabilities brochure

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Ice detection and protection

Collins Aerospace is a leading provider of aircraft and rotorcraft ice detectors and ice protection controllers.

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Vince LoPresto

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Windshield wipers/wash system

Collins Aerospace Wipers NT windshield wiper/wash system is a revolutionary solution for cleaning aircraft windshields. This new technology is reliable, safe and cost-effective.

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Vince LoPresto

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Wipers NT wiper/wash system brochure

SmartProbe

Collins SmartProbe is a proven and certified air data solution known by regulatory authorities as a mature safety-critical system with a globally recognized pedigree. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) benefit from implementing SmartProbe on new development and aircraft in operation because it reduces aircraft development costs, schedules and certifications.

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Joel Boelke

Dual band IR flame detection

Collins Aerospace’s hazard-dependent detection products include optical devices that can detect fires or explosions using infrared bands.

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Andria Limon

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Dual Band IR Flame Detection whitepaper

Engine sensors

Collins Aerospace’s innovative technologies deliver the sensor solutions for clean, efficient, reliable and cost-effective engine operation under the toughest flight conditions.

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Jay Algar

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Aircraft fire extinguishing

Collins Aerospace is an industry leader in the development, testing and manufacturing of fire protection systems. Our reliable, low-maintenance products integrate with existing systems and remain functional at high altitudes.

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Andi Limon

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Aircraft fire extinguishing white paper

Piccolo

The industry standard in UAV flight management

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Paul Toumayan

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Piccolo™ flight management systems brochure

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Power Drive Systems

Robust, maintainable, supportable. Our proven Drive System Solutions meet the requirements of the world’s most demanding aircraft, for life of the aircraft.

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Ed Marron

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Power Transmission Systems brochure

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UH-60s

Armored Crew/Troop Seating

Designed with pilots, co-pilots and troops in mind, Collins advanced seating adheres to the highest standards and is developed and tested to improve safety, comfort, reliability and cost of ownership.

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JoAnna Weyer

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1402 armored pilot seat data sheet

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Black box

Cockpit panels and wired systems

Collins’ superior backlit panel design and fabrication offers the experience and flexibility that quickens response times and lowers costs.

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JoAnna Weyer

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Mission and flight cockpit control panel capabilities

Lighting Systems

Collins’ lighting systems for Chinook and Apache rotorcraft enhance operational functionality in visible and covert modes.

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JoAnna Weyer

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Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS)

Collins Aerospace's Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) provides customers a versatile solution to transform the floor from troop to cargo in less than 15 minutes.

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Chuck Thompson

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Cargo systems brochure

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Utility actuation

Utility actuation systems are a collection of specialist actuators, each designed to perform a single function, such as the movement of doors, valves and other mechanisms that are found on helicopter platforms.

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David Chard

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Utility actuation data sheet

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Mission equipment package

Air Launched Effects (ALE)

Collins' small, lightweight and open-architected system enables rapid and secure connection of ALEs with the modern battlespace; fusing time-critical targeting data from networked sensors it dramatically increases survivability and mission-effectiveness of aircrews in highly contested environments.

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Greg Lundy

FlexLink™ adaptive connectivity solution

Through an adherence to open standards, FlexLink's optimized communication, navigation, surveillance, sensors, and survivability solution allows for rapid adoption of new technologies and capabilities to outpace the threat.

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Jody Smith
Mike Shepherd

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FlexLink™ introduction

TASE™ imaging systems

Leading source of real time intelligence to the warfighter and first responders.

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Paul Toumayan

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Link 16 TacNet™ Tactical Radio (TTR)

TacNet™ Tactical Radio (TTR) is the smallest, most affordable and greatest range for its size Link 16 terminal available today.

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Doug Henderson

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Link 16 TacNet™ Tactical Radio data sheet

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RT-2071C Secure CDL ISR SCISR Radio

Enhancing warfighter capabilities, today and in the future, the Type-1 NSA certified RT-2071(C) SCISR communications radio is the latest and most capable software-defined radio receiver-transmitter offering advanced connectivity to transmit your mission critical data.

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Doug Henderson

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RT-2071(C) secure CDL ISR (SCISR) radio data sheet

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Mission systems integrator

MOSARC

MOSARC™ is the Collins Aerospace open system avionics architecture for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) that separates the air vehicle and missions systems. It is an advanced, integrated avionics digital backbone solution that breaks vendor lock, enabling rapid third-party integration of mission-critical capabilities.

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T. Ryan Scoble

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Weight & drag

Perigon vehicle management computer

Advanced computing power, open-system architecture, flexible and scalable configurability. The future of aerospace computing.

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Ed McKee

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Perigon Vehicle Management Computer (VMC) capabilities brochure

Structural health monitoring

Enhance flight safety, efficiency and maintenance

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Brian Gebo

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Smart Sensing System (S3) Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

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F-35A

Weapon/payload bay door drive system

Collins Aerospace's helicopter weapon deployment systems ensure speed and accuracy on the defense systems of next-generation rotorcraft.

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David Chard

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FlexLink™ adaptive connectivity solution

Through an adherence to open standards, FlexLink's optimized communication, navigation, surveillance, sensors, and survivability solution allows for rapid adoption of new technologies and capabilities to outpace the threat.

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Jody Smith
Mike Shepherd

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FlexLink™ introduction


[LIVE WEBINAR] Future Vertical Lift: A Look at a Leading Success Factor – Weight & Drag

Join us Wednesday, March 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET for a live webinar during AUSA Global Force where we take a look at why weight and drag is so critical to the FVL program and examples of how Collins is optimizing weight and drag across the FVL platforms with our solutions. Plus, ask questions during the live Q&A with our panel of experts.

https://global.ausa.org/networking-lounge/19769486/Networking-Room-Collins-Aerospace---Future-Vertical-Lift-A-Look-at-a-Leading-Success-Factor---Weight--Drag