Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Laboratory (RAIL)

Rotorcraft Innovation Avionics Laboratory (RAIL)


Proprietary systems can be difficult to integrate. Which is precisely why Northrop Grumman created the Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Lab (RAIL). An open architecture system that provides an innovative, collaborative environment to integrate and test rotorcraft capabilities, reducing risk and enabling rapid technology insertion.

RAIL Innovation

In the rotorcraft world, adding capabilities while maintaining a SWaP profile is no mean feat. Integration requires innovation. We have successfully integrated more than 20 products to demonstrate how dramatic digital interoperability improvements can be achieved with current DoD systems. We have worked with BAE Systems, FLIR, GENTEX, Harris, L3 Communications, Meggit, PowerTen, Qinetiq, Symetrics Industries and VT Miltope.