Military aircraft performance is more important than ever. Our actuation systems for military platforms range from flight controls and utility actuation to missiles, providing the reliability and innovation critical to mission success. We offer tailor-made solutions that use lightweight, durable materials to power and control your aircraft.

Our wide range of product solutions for military platforms include primary and secondary flight controls for 5th- and 6th-generation fixed-wing fighters, helicopters, missiles and utility actuation. We also provide full or partial primary rotorcraft actuation systems, system integration and testing.

The Collins Aerospace Weapon Bay Door Drive System ensures high performance and offers a full system solution that includes design, performance modeling software, integration, testing, qualification and support.

With more than five decades of military actuation experience in hydraulic, mechanical and electromechanical solutions, Collins Aerospace is uniquely positioned to support your actuation needs.

Actuation Capabilities for the Military

Actuation systems play a critical role in mission aircraft and missiles. And no two missions, their platforms or their actuation requirements are exactly the same. Collins Aerospace actuation team brings decades of experience offering tailored actuation systems to keep you flying.

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Our customized capabilities cover the following platforms:


  • Main rotor actuation and tail rotor actuation
  • Weapon release


  • Flight controls


  • Control actuation system (CAS)
  • Thrust vector actuation (TVA)


  • Weapon Bay Door Drive System
  • Wing rotate
  • Wing fold
  • Pylon conversion
  • Air brake

Our actuation solutions are backed by a global network of dedicated engineers and technicians, meaning we're local to you 24/7/365. Our technical support offers tailored maintenance, rapid resolution, enhancements and so much more. And our global network of repair centers, extended warranty offerings and on-site maintenance services mean you keep flying.

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