Collins Aerospace has begun a preliminary design review of its advanced vehicle management computer (VMC), a clean-sheet development 20 times more powerful than the company’s existing flight-control computer. The VMC is meant to take over multiple mission roles across a wide range of commercial and military manned and unmanned fixed- and rotary-wing applications. The company, which plans to announce a launch customer for the VMC this year, says the system could debut in 2022 and ...

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