Future Vertical Lift

Empowering Overmatch

Putting expertise and innovation to work for the future of military rotorcraft

As one of the U.S. Army’s six modernization priorities to dominate in the multi-domain battlespace, Future Vertical Lift (FVL) is a key focus for Collins Aerospace. The Army leads the way in defining the next generation of military rotorcraft and we are poised to help align and deliver capabilities that will provide advanced, integrated solutions and extraordinary performance – now and well into the future.

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Future Vertical Lift

Empowering Overmatch

See how our best-in-class solutions can help enable platform-wide optimizations for FVL that enable more speed, range, payload capacity and ultimately supreme performance.

See how our best-in-class solutions can help enable platform-wide optimizations for FVL that enable more speed, range, payload capacity and ultimately supreme performance.

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 the solution and continuous advancement.

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."

A Legacy of Mission-Ready Innovation

Collins Aerospace has served the U.S. Army for more than a century. We’ve invested billions of dollars into research and development with some of the brightest minds in military and commercial aviation to help our joint forces stay at the forefront with winning technology.

With an extensive pedigree in aerospace and defense aviation advancements, we have delivered leading solutions for advanced flight capabilities that improve warfighter effectiveness in a connected, multi-domain battlespace.

Collins Aerospace is proud to continue to serve the military as a partner and innovator that is invested in the next generation of vertical lift equipment. We look forward to the future as we work to solve the most complex FVL problems and define the future of best-in-class military rotorcraft.

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

"We supply key systems for the F-35, the most technologically
advanced fighter in the world and the most electric plane flying."

"700+ Chinook and Black Hawk aircraft utilize our combat-proven
Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) upgrade."

"Our helicopter rotor actuators have logged over 650 million flight
hours for commercial and military platforms worldwide."

"The Collins TASE™ advanced imaging systems have over 500,000 operational hours and are a leading source of real-time intelligence to the warfighter."

"Our field-proven airborne hoists are estimated to be on
more than 7,000 aircrafts throughout the global fleet."

"1000's of our flight control computers are in service around the world on multiple military rotorcraft platforms, including S-92, Black Hawk & CH-53K"

"Our Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring Units (IVHMU) and Pulse Health Monitoring Systems (PHMS) are OEM-supplied equipment on U.S. Army."

"Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters, providing millions of dollars in
life-cycle costs savings and increased aircraft readiness."

"We have applied our significant experience in helicopter drive systems to provide the complete drive system for the Apache and interconnect drive systems."