Collins Mosarc™ integrated avionics

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.

Future Vertical Lift

Collins MOSARC™ integrated avionics for the future of Army aviation

As an Industry Leader, We Provide

Open and modular architecture

Bounded and deterministic performance with multi-level security and protection from security vulnerabilities.


Creating small to large solutions using reusable building blocks for safety and mission-critical systems.


Reusable building blocks allow operators to rapidly adapt the configuration of deployed solutions to accommodate different safety and mission-critical systems.


Economically deploy variations of a system and maintain the system long after its initial deployment.

Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

Our open systems approach incorporates the technical and business strategies to provide systems that are well supported by Collins Aerospace and third-party embedded system providers from aviation and associated industries.

This approach uses the incremental acceptance process as defined in DO-­297, which enables integration and acceptance of new components into a deployed Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) system, as well as maintenance of existing components, without the need for re-acceptance efforts.

In addition, our leadership in groups such as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium provides us with unique open systems expertise and ensures we are on the forefront of open systems development and integration.

Features & benefits

  • Enables make/buy trade studies to converge to a best-in-class solution
  • Integrates re-use and risk reduction
  • Reduces vendor lock due to enhanced competition
  • Provides availability of industry standardized tool suites
  • Offers obsolescence management and tech insertion at the module level
  • System built on a variety of portable applications
  • Software that is aligned to DO-178 ARINC 661, and ARINC 663
  • Architecture is developed with a separation between the air vehicle and mission systems for rapid integration of third-party interfaces
  • Software can port over legacy software applications

Mission/integration computing

We are producing a series of flight, mission and integration computers with increasingly sophisticated technological capabilities across a wide range of today’s military aircraft. Based on the building block approach of open systems architecture, HOST and OpenVPX technology, the Collins Aerospace Mosarc integrated avionics solution breaks vendor lock while providing advanced multicore processing, data distribution and isolation.

Features & benefits

  • High-integrity data distribution network
  • Safety-critical deterministic processing
  • Video and graphics processing cards certified to DAL-A
  • Third-party tool kits to aid in external mission equipment integration
  • Ability to re-use investment in current software applications or third-party software on the multiple isolated processing resources
  • Reduces certification risk by using the proven Assured Multicore™ processor building block to support multiple DAL levels to all cores

Mosarc displays

Combining our state-of-the-art technologies with military-hardened design, Collins Aerospace display units give today’s pilots unparalleled performance and reliability.

MFD-4820 Large Area Display

A wide, 8-by-20-inch monolithic liquid crystal display (LCD) with resistive multi-touch surface that is optimized for use with gloved hands to eliminate unintended touchscreen activations. The MFD has electrically independent left/right halves. This redundant-design architecture can enhance operation, usage and safety. Together, these features enable synchronized, artifact-free video formats across the center of the display.


A flexible, 5.75-by-9-inch touchscreen display, the NVIS-compatible touchscreen is designed to be used either as a flight display in the instrument panel or as a system controller in low consoles. The display features a resistive multi-touch surface that is optimized for use with flight gloves.