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.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics