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Rockwell Micro INS for Brazil's FT-200FH Unmanned Helicopter

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Rockwell Collins Selected to Provide Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for Brazil's FT Sistemas FT-200FH Unmanned Helicopter

(Source: Rockwell Collins; issued March 30, 2016)


SANTIAGO, Chile --- FT Sistemas has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter. The agreement between the companies was announced at the FIDAE 2016 air show in the Brazil pavilion, coordinated by ABIMDE in partnership with Apex-Brasil.

“Rockwell Collins has been a valued partner throughout the last 10 years, and we're proud to have them working with us in a new project. It is great to have a partner that brings great technology and local support to better serve our needs,” said Nei Brasil, FT Systems CEO.

“This contract is another step in our long lasting relationship with FT Sistemas as we provide advanced technology to this brand new unmanned aerial vehicle,” said Marcelo Vaz, managing director, for Rockwell Collins do Brasil.

The Micro INS is an advanced INS/GPS with an integrated air data system and magnetometer that offers complete and accurate platform state data. Weighing around 100 grams, the Micro INS incorporates an internal disk-on-chip for extended data logging, and meets demanding environmental requirements for shock, vibration, temperature and humidity.

The Micro INS uses highly reliable micro electromechanical systems sensors, including accelerometers, rate gyros, magnetometer and air data pressure sensors, along with a differential ready, Wide Area Augmentation System-enabled GPS receiver.


FT Sistemas is the Brazilian UAV house and a pioneer in the development and deployment of high performance Remotely Piloted Aircraft centered systems for military, government and civil markets. The company is officially recognized by the Brazilian Government as a Strategic Defense Company. The core capabilities in remote sensing, decision intelligence, command and control, and UAV design, production and deployment, support customer operations in Brazil and abroad.

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.

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