Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry

Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors. Our commitment is to help them develop and maintain safer, lighter, more reliable and more efficient aircraft and other platforms.

Collins Aerospace employs more than 70,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of $23 billion.

ISR Systems - Airborne

Speed, Accuracy and Efficiency Converting Data to Actionable Intelligence
The ISR Systems business of Collins Aerospace has contributed to significant advances in ground, air, space and imaging technology for over 85 years. ISR Systems has a significant and growing presence in global defense programs and is dedicated to serving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) needs in space, air and ground environments.

“For 50 years we have been a global leader for long range airborne reconnaissance and currently our products remain the most advanced sensor systems in the US DoD inventory. We strive to make every customer successful by utilizing advanced technology for high, medium and low altitude applications,” said Kevin Rafferty, vice president and general manager airborne systems. “We are proud to support our warfighters and domestic first responders on a daily basis and each day we go home with the satisfaction we made a difference.”  

Collins Aerospace is a pioneer in modern reconnaissance, with the design and manufacture of cameras for the world’s first photo-reconnaissance satellite - CORONA.

This legacy continues today within airborne reconnaissance. Collins Aerospace sensors have supported strategic intelligence collection on the U-2 platform from its inception through today. Collins Aerospace SYERS-2 multi-spectral sensor is the US Air Force’s most advanced real-time LOROP sensor.

Collins Aerospace DB-110 dual-band airborne reconnaissance sensor, a derivative of the SYERS system, combines visible and infrared imaging capabilities in a compact, lightweight design. This system has proven its performance day and night operationally and in demonstrations worldwide on both manned and unmanned platforms.