Raytheon eyes COTS software reuse

Engineers from an industry team led by the Raytheon Co. are developing command and control systems that reuse commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software, or that reuse government-developed software from previous applications. Team members are working under a $500 million contract for the Command and Control Product Lines program, better known as CCPL. Awarding the contract was the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass. CCPL represents an attempt to reduce the o

Engineers from an industry team led by the Raytheon Co. are developing command and control systems that reuse commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software, or that reuse government-developed software from previous applications. Team members are working under a $500 million contract for the Command and Control Product Lines program, better known as CCPL. Awarding the contract was the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass. CCPL represents an attempt to reduce the overall development time and costs of acquiring software-intensive command and control systems. On the Raytheon team are Raytheon Electronic Systems, Raytheon E-Systems, Science Applications International Corp., Computer Sciences Corp., GDE Systems, Arca Systems, and System Technology Associates, with support from nearly 20 affiliate companies. - J.K.

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