Collins Aerospace, a business unit of Raytheon Technologies, has invested $18 million to build a wind tunnel in Rockford, Illinois, as part of efforts to simplify the process for testing ram air turbine products. Work is underway on the test platform at Collins Aerospace's center of excellence for electric power systems and the new structure is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022, the aircraft technology supplier said Wednesday.More
Raytheon Technologies' Collins Aerospace business has updated the wheels and brakes of the U.S. Navy's C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and KC-130T tanker. Collins Aerospace said Wednesday the new C-130 braking system is made of Duracarb heat sink material and designed to support approximately 2,000 aircraft landings per overhaul.More
Collins Aerospace has completed a data transfer test between its airborne satellite communications platform with a high gain antenna and an Iridium satellite in orbit. Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.More
Collins Aerospace , a Raytheon Technologies business, has delivered the 50,000th software-defined airborne radio under the ARC-210 program to Naval Air Systems Command's air combat electronics unit. NAVAIR has been the program's key customer since 1990 and has used the multiband, multimode communication radio to send mission-critical information over the years, the company said Thursday.More
Collins Aerospace, a company of Raytheon Technologies, has manufactured the 600th Thrust Vector Actuation (TVA) System for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system. The company said Thursday the TVA is an all-electric component that has guided all of THAAD's live fire intercept activities so far. The component has also demonstrated capabilities needed for future missile weapon systems.More
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