Collins Aerospace Aims to Grow Presence in Military UAS, Fighter Jet, Helo Programs

Jeff Brody

Collins Aerospace wants to use its expertise in developing actuation systems to join a number of military technology programs, including the Army’s Future Vertical Lift development, the Air Force and Navy’s F-35 replacement and other efforts focused on unmanned aerial systems, Rotor & Wing International reported Thursday.

"Our breadth of electrically and hydraulically powered utility experience includes actuators for weapons bay doors, rotary launchers, refuel probes, air brakes, wing rotation systems, blade fold, specialty locks, air inlet doors and wing fold systems," said Lewis Poole, manager of actuation business development at Collins Aerospace.

The company aims to offer the military more electric technologies, integrated components and health parameter monitoring. 

Poole said Collins Aerospace also looks to helping the companies designing the aircraft for the military’s UAS, 6th generation fighter and FVL program. 

The company currently provides utility actuation parts for the F-35, V-22 Osprey and B-2 aircraft operated by U.S. service branches. 

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