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 challenge the limits of what’s possible today, while keeping an eye on affordability, sustainment and training. At the same time, all the pieces must 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 Launched Effects (LE), a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and modernizing the current fleet with backwards compatible and interoperable solutions.

The capabilities that the Army implements need to focus on key areas that address those needs 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, interoperability 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

Rotorcraft often 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 structural materials 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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