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Article: Three keys to empowering overmatch for Future Vertical Lift

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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 all solutions and continuous advancement.

Plus, many of the advancements being developed for FVL need to be considered as part of the entire ecosystem, inclusive of Air Launched Effects (ALE), a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and modernizing the current fleet with backwards compatible solutions.

The capabilities that the Army implements need to focus on key areas that address those challenges and deliver at an unprecedented level – 

"That's where we come in."

Leading open systems

Modular open systems approach (MOSA) is critical to building a best-in-class FVL ecosystem as well as modernizing the current fleet for rapid advancement and mission flexibility. Collins Aerospace is front and center in establishing and developing open systems frameworks from in-the-field demonstrations to our Huntsville Customer Experience Center.

Unique solutions for less weight and drag

FARA and FLRAA face complex weight and drag challenges to deliver on speed, range, payload capacity and ultimately superior performance. Everything is on the table when it comes to developing transformational technology for the future fleet.

Continuous advancement and sustainment

For both FVL and the current fleet, the ease and affordability of maintenance and upgrades need to be addressed at the forefront of any new technological advancement. That means planning for sustainment now to avoid costly or inefficient updates in the future.

Our legacy in Army Aviation innovation

From actuation to avionics and nearly everything in between, Collins Aerospace has been a trusted partner in military aviation innovation and advancement for over 100 years.

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