Collins Aerospace [RTX] is looking to develop a digital backbone for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programs. While the modular open systems approach (MOSA) provides standards for creating open systems, it does not cover integration challenges, which the digital backbone would hope to do. ...

Collins Aerospace [UTX] has awarded L2 Aviation a subcontract for installations of Mode 5 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) upgrades for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of 58 Boeing [BA] KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft, the Texas-based avionics engineering and modifications company ...

Collins Aerospace [UTX] sees its development of what could become the aviation industry’s first FAA-certified multicore processor as providing a baseline for establishing an open architecture for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift and other Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft upgrade ...