Military Embedded Systems

Navy RNP-RNAV flight management system aligned to FACE standard


July 23, 2015

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Rockwell Collins officials joined hands under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) Flight Management System that will enable more software reuse in naval flight systems by being aligned to Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard.

Working with the NAVAIR Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA209) Rockwell Collins will demonstrate RNP-RNAV technologies aligned with the FACE standard this fall. This RNP-RNAV application utilizes commercial technologies that are operational on commercial and tactical aircraft today.

The Rockwell Collins RNP-RNAV FMS solution currently enables multiple tactical aircraft types to safely interoperate within civil airspace, says Troy Brunk, Rockwell Collins vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions. A version of the RNP-RNAV FMS aligned to the FACE standard will enable tactical aircraft that support a FACE operating environment to integrate advanced navigation performance standards and meet the current mandates, he adds.

Rockwell Collins is a sponsor and founding member of the FACE Consortium, and holds multiple leadership positions at the steering committee and subcommittee levels.

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