Rockwell Collins delivers first mission computer for Airbus Helicopters HForce weapon system

September 12, 2017 Photo(s): By Airbus Helicopters
  • Configured to allow integration of weapon mission features and handle rotary wing environmental requirements
  • Advanced multi-core processing with real-time video functionality
Rockwell Collins' FMC-4212 mission computer will play a role in Airbus Helicopters' HForce program, an onboard weapon system that converts commercial helicopters into battle-ready military units

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first FMC-4212 mission computer to Airbus Helicopters for the HForce onboard weapon system program, which enables the conversion of any commercial helicopter from the Airbus Helicopters platform into an armed, battle-ready unit for military operations.

"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, vice president 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 FMC-4212 mission computer features industry-leading multi-core processing power with real-time video processing capabilities that are suitable for dual-use applications such as medical evacuation operations or the integration of any kind of weapon system for military use. The computer also operates within a wide range of operating temperatures that comply with commercial and military environmental requirements.