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In Close Confidence

When aircraft fly in formation, pilots want to stay together but avoid the obvious dangers of getting too close. Aircraft equipped with the Military Airborne Collision Avoidance System – Formation Rendezvous (MILACAS-FR) will be able to fly closer than ever with Honeywell’s innovative technology. Based on our commercial Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) technology, the system provides information to help pilots avoid mid-air collisions while also tracking and identifying aircraft, including potential threats, outside the formation. Approved by the FAA for use on all military aircraft, MILACAS-FR will fly first as part of Boeing’s C-17 Formation Flying System.


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