Far surpass your current capabilities with cutting-edge, affordable fighter and bomber solutions from Collins Aerospace.

New or upgrade, single component to turnkey system, we have a long history of supporting fighters and bombers around the world with affordable, next-generation avionics and aerostructures. Our unique, balanced mix of key military and commercial avionics technologies enables us to design and build proven solutions that meet both military and civil airspace requirements and include:

Advanced materials

We offer a number of advanced materials suitable for fighters, trainers and bombers. These material advancements include acoustic structures, thermoplastics, out-of-autoclave composites, high temperature composites and metallics as well as additive manufacturing.

For acoustic and non-acoustic configurations that perform at temperatures and environments beyond the capability of traditional composite and metallic materials, we offer:

  • Vacuum Super Plastic Forming (VSPF) and Liquid Interface Diffusion (LID) titanium structures (LIDBond™)
  • BMI composites
  • Polyamide composites
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
  • Carbon-Carbon (C-C) Composites

These ultrahigh-performance materials and processes enable a wider range of products in the defense industry such as rocket motor cases, next generation flight and propulsive structures, and hypersonic vehicles.

You can find some of the latest technologies on the F-22, where we developed and manufactured extremely lightweight, durable titanium Liquid Interface Diffusion (LID) Bonded engine bay doors and keel panels.

Communications

Modernized military communication systems and providing advanced effectiveness and mission-critical capabilities. Collins Aerospace is a world leader in secure UHF/VHF radio systems, advanced tactical and training datalinks, and fully integrated control solutions. 

Communications

Doors

Our innovative door technology supports flight crew, cargo, landing gear and utility ramps. Our patented GRID-LOCK® technology is currently in use on landing gear door structures for the F-16 and A-10 aircraft.

Flight control surfaces

We’re here to deliver solutions that help our customers reach the battlefield faster. Our flight control surfaces include ailerons, flaps, slats, spoilers, rudders and horizontal stabilizers/elevators. We strive to incorporate lighter weight advanced materials, reduce maintenance time and costs wherever possible. And by incorporating various levels of material applications using resin pressurized molding, thermoplastics and our patented metallic GRID-LOCK® solutions, we’re advancing your mission every day. In fact, over the last two decades, we’ve provided more than 20,000 GRID-LOCK® flight control surfaces on the F-15 and have developed a Resin Pressurized Molded (RPM) horizontal stabilator for the USAF.

Flight Control Surfaces

HDD technologies

An industry leader in advanced multi-function and large format displays. a full range of sizes and configurations for forward fit or retrofit solutions.

Head Down Displays

High-temperature solutions

For acoustic and non-acoustic configurations that perform at temperatures and environments beyond the capability of traditional composite and metallic materials, we offer a wide breadth of solutions:

  • Vacuum Super Plastic Forming (VSPF) and Liquid Interface Diffusion (LID) titanium structures (LIDBond™)
  • BMI composites
  • Polyamide composites
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
  • Carbon-Carbon (C-C) Composites

These ultrahigh performance materials and processes enable a wider range of products in the defense industry such as rocket motor cases, next generation flight and propulsive structures, and hypersonic vehicles.

HMD

Industry leading HMD technology providing the most capable situational awareness with intuitive access to tactical, flight, and sensor information

Helmet Mounted Displays

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Mission computing & networks

With advanced mission computing, network data management and video switching functions, our cost-effective onboard computers are readily scalable for additional applications. The Collins Aerospace Assured Multi-Core product line is bringing certified multi-core processing to operators today, with a foundation on open system architectures and resource management.

Computing And Networks

Nacelles and struts

Our nacelles and struts consist of inlets, fan cowls, thrust reversers, exhausts and engine/systems build-up. You can find our nacelle systems on every B-52 variant produced to date. We also supported the USAF with its two largest re-engine programs – the C-5 and KC-135. We offer industry-leading nacelle and strut technology that can improve aircraft speed and altitude while minimizing weight and fuel burn. Additionally, with our latest acoustic technologies, we can help support meeting acceptable noise requirements. Our expertise is in helping customers achieve mission success, and we can do so with either build-to-print or design-to-build products. You can find more of our nacelle and strut technology on C-130s and C-390s, among others.

Software applications

FACE™ Conformant Certified software products built on open architecture to maximize affordability and portability across different platforms.

Software Applications

Navigation

A wide range of flexible, high reliability navigation and guidance solutions that balance size, weight, power and cost to best meet your airborne mission requirements.

Navigation

Simulation and training

High fidelity integrated simulation solutions to give you the safest, most realistic high consequence activity training and enhance mission effectiveness for fast jet aviators.

Simulation And Training

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Service and support

Our customizable service programs put your focus on the mission. Create your own tailored solutions with guaranteed availability, increased mission readiness and reduced life-cycle cost.

Service Solutions

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Aerostructures

Advanced aerostructure technologies for propulsion components and specialty structures.

Aerostructures

KC-135 refueling an F-22 Raptor