Collins Aerospace delivers 600th Thrust Vector Actuation System for Critical Missile System

The Thrust Vector Actuation System (TVA) plays a substantial role in the flight power and steering direction of the THAAD missile system By / 01 Apr 2021
THAAD interceptor
A THAAD interceptor is launched during a Flight Test in 2019. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

Collins Aerospace has delivered the 600th Thrust Vector Actuation System (TVA) for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system.

The all electric TVA has successfully guided 100 percent of the live fire intercepts completed so far for THAAD and demonstrates the capabilities needed for future missile systems. For more than 40 years, Collins Aerospace has leveraged its experience in designing and manufacturing high-performing and precise missile actuation, a necessity in difficult environments.

“The TVA plays a substantial role in the flight power and steering direction of the missile – these are critical elements to current and future systems, especially as we see environments becoming more complex to navigate,” states Kevin Raftery, vice president and general manager of ISR and Space Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “Our extensive experience in missile actuation is a key differentiator for current and future platforms.”

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