US Army has selected Rockwell Collins to conduct collaborative studies on advanced system designs and integration processes for the Architecture Implementation Process Demonstration (AIPD).
As a part of the Joint Multirole (JMR) Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration (MSAD) Science and Technology (S&T) effort, this AIPD is informing standards, processes, tools and architectures for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) family of systems, the company announced Monday.
Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins will assist the US Army in investigating advanced open-system architecture technologies and architectural centric model-based engineering capabilities necessary to achieve cost-effective system design and certification for future mission equipment packages (MEPs).
“These technologies automate error-prone, costly manual methods for specifying and designing products, which helps us to deliver value to our customers.” said Heather Robertson, senior director, Rotary Wing Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
The FVL program plans to develop a family of military vertical lift aircraft for the United States Armed Forces. Five different sizes of aircraft are to be developed, sharing common hardware such as sensors, avionics, engines and countermeasures.