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US Navy, Rockwell Collins Look to Align RNP-RNAV FMS with FACE Standards

By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 22, 2015
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[Avionics Today 07-22-2015] The U.S. Navy is supporting greater levels of software reuse through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Rockwell Collins for Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) Flight Management System (FMS). The CRADA between Rockwell Collins and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA209) will culminate in a Fall 2015 demonstration of RNP-RNAV technologies aligned with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard. This RNP-RNAV application leverages innovative commercial technologies that are currently operational on commercial and tactical aircraft.

“Our RNP-RNAV FMS solution already enables multiple tactical aircraft types to safely interoperate within civil airspace,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “A version of the RNP-RNAV FMS aligned to the FACE Technical Standard allows tactical aircraft that support a FACE operating environment to easily integrate advanced navigation performance standards and meet current mandates.”

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