Rockwell Collins, October 12, 2015 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Think about how beneficial it might be for a warfighter to see real-time video from an unmanned aircraft directly in the cockpit of a military helicopter.
That scenario is now a reality as Rockwell Collins delivers its Secure Real Time Video (SRTV) solution to the U.S. Army to support its Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) operations. And, thanks to the Rockwell Collins open architecture approach to cockpit avionics systems, this solution can be quickly installed on other helicopter platforms across the military services.
“Giving Army pilots access to real-time video streams in their cockpits will directly improve their ability to successfully execute missions more safely and efficiently,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “In addition, the proven, open systems architecture approach we use allows us to quickly deliver this capability to our other customers in a highly cost-effective manner.”
As part of the program, Rockwell Collins has implemented the necessary MUM-T capabilities through the integration of a third-party Common Data Link transceiver. The effort leveraged the open systems architecture design and interfaces provided by Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS), allowing seamless integration of video and mission data from unmanned aircraft.
The CAAS integrated avionics solution is based on the principles of open systems and widely adopted industry standards. As new industry standards and technology mature they are evaluated and adopted in close collaboration with the DoD Services.
For more than 15 years, Rockwell Collins has been leading the industry in the adoption and implementation of open systems. Our Flight2™ integrated flight deck systems featuring open system architectures have been selected for over 50 aircraft modernization programs worldwide and will be fielded on over 4,000 aircraft.
About Rockwell Collins: Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.