DSEI 2017

Constantly innovating [DSEI17D4]

15 September 2017

In recent months Rockwell Collins (Stand S2-191) has delivered some of its innovative systems to several international clients.

The German Ministry of Defence selected the company’s NavHub navigation system to provide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) availability to its military vehicles. The NavHub serves as a next-generation GNSS and M-Code (Military-Code) enabled solution. This meets a critical mission requirement for accurate navigation support for fast-moving platforms in challenging environments. ‘‘Our military GNSS receivers will provide significantly enhanced navigational capabilities to military vehicles and will mitigate terrain, forest and urban degradation as it will raise the number of satellites used from 28 to well over 100,’’ said Claude Alber, vice-president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The company has also delivered its first FMC-4212 mission computer to Airbus Helicopters for the HForce onboard weapon system programme, which enables the conversion of any commercial helicopter from Airbus Helicopters into an armed, battle-ready unit for military operations. Said Alber: ‘‘Our open architecture approach to the mission computer allows for an easier installation, lower risk and different packaging options.’’

For the modernisation of 14 French Air Force C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft, Rockwell Collins completed the integration of its first Flight2 avionics system (pictured). Flight2 provides a next-generation communications, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management solution, enabling the C-130H to meet the latest ICAO standards. Rockwell Collins is in partnership with Sabena Technics and Lockheed Martin on this programme, which will allow France to develop new capabilities on the C-130H.

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