INNOVATION PLATFORM 2020
Connected Battlespace Solutions
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© 2020 FrontLine Defence (Vol 17, No 2)

Connected Battlespace Solutions
 
Warfighters and commercial users alike depend upon: intelligent and secure communications; robust data links and assured navigation; missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft; collaborative Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); simulation and training systems; mechanical systems; and advanced interior solutions. 
 
To fill those needs, Collins Aerospace is focused on delivering connected solutions that ensure their military, government and civilian customers can successfully complete their most complex and critical missions.
 
To say that 2020 has been interesting is an understatement, however, Collins benefited from a merger that created Raytheon Technologies Corp­oration (RTX) in April. The Collins’ commitment includes on-going investment and collaboration with Canadian firms and research institutions across the country for the development, production and support of advanced avionics, landing gears, and communication systems. Collins Aerospace employs more than 1500 Canadians, with key facilities in Ottawa (Mission Systems), Oakville (Landing Gears), Winnipeg (Interiors), and Montreal (Avionics). 
 
The flexibility and customization of products are seen as key advantages, and a focus on innovation drives Collins to enhance its capabilities, providing systems and operational solutions that exceed the requirements of a growing base of commercial and military customers in Canada.
 
From its Ottawa offices, the Collins team remains an industry leader in the development and deployment of new Wideband HF communication systems as well as the wireless, ad-hoc networking technologies for use in Canada and for global export. 
 
The recent appointment of Collins’ executive lead, Lee Obst, as Board Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, the company has become an active leader in helping AIAC promote and facilitate an economic recovery plan that includes major investments in green technologies for Sustainable Aviation, Auto­no­mous Systems and Mobility; Advanced Manufacturing; and to enhance Workplace Learning opportunities.
 
Collins will continue to support the MINDS program and seek other opportunities under the IDEaS to further advance Connected Battlespace concepts and technologies demonstrations in support of the Canadian Army's C4ISR Modernization (SSE project #46) and NORAD Modernization. 
 
Contact Info
 
 
Collins Aerospace Connected Battlespace Solutions
104 - 30 Edgewater Street, Ottawa ON, K2L 1V8
Contact: Robert Dunn, Business Development, Canada
Phone: +1-613-595-2200

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