U.S. military eyes standards for open-systems software to ensure component interoperability in new systems

Nov. 30, 2020
Military will provide standards for open-systems software to ensure cross-service and cross-domain compatibility and component interoperability.

WASHINGTON – Open-systems software architectures for all new military programs are to be a requirement for component interoperability. Breaking Defense reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

30 Nov. 2020 -- Open-systems software will be the new requirement from the U.S. military Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) as it lays the foundation for Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) for the U.S. military.

The military oversight council will not instruct the services simply to employ non-proprietary software; its members also will provide standards to ensure cross-service and cross-domain compatibility, says Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop, Air Force director of operational capabilities.

The idea is to ensure interoperability for new subsystems like radar or fuzes for warheads so they all can be linked through common software interfaces as they come on line.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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