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

Future Vertical Lift: Empowering Overmatch

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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."

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Leading Open Systems for FVL

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.

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Unique Solutions Optimized for Weight & 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.

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Enabling Sustainable Overmatch for FVL

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.

A Legacy of Mission-Ready 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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Mosarc™ avionics for helicopters

Collins’ Mosarc is a revolutionary digital backbone solution that meets government open systems standards while ensuring the separation of air vehicle and mission system equipment and the ability to manage the exchange of information between the two. This increases performance, safety and cybersecurity.

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Pegasus® Hoist

With our proven, proprietary translating drum technology, in addition to a more modular architecture and new features – such as the data acquisition sensing and health (DASH™) system – our Pegasus hoist is ready to help ensure your missions are completed faster, safer and more efficiently.

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RapidEdge™ Mission System for Air Launched Effects

The RapidEdge™ Mission System technology acts as the brain of the Air Launched Effects family of systems and includes radios for communication, solutions for handling multiple levels of classified data, mission computing, and autonomous behaviors for ALE.

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