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Rockwell Collins Delivers First Mission Computer for Airbus HForce

By Staff Writer | September 13, 2017
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Rockwell Collins has delivered its first FMC-4212 mission computer for Airbus Helicopters’ HForce program, Rockwell Collins said. HForce is an on-board weapon system that can turn convert civil helicopters into an armed unit.

“The high performance and flexibility of the FMC-4212 makes it possible for Airbus Helicopters to install the HForce system in various models and setups,” said Claude Alber, VP and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins. “Our open architecture approach to the mission computer allows for an easier installation, lowering risk for customers and allowing for different packaging options for unique configurations.”

The mission computer features multi-core processing power with real-time video processing capabilities, Rockwell Collins said. These are suitable for dual-use applications, or for integration of any kind of weapon system for military use. Rockwell Collins said the FMC-4212 also operates within a wide range of operating temperatures that comply with commercial and military environmental requirements.

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