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I/ITSEC 2016: Open architectures in, proprietary out

30th November 2016 - 22:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Orlando


Open architecture is a key buzzword permeating any new acquisition strategy outlined by a defence department, particularly when it comes to the ‘plug-and-play’ approach for new sub-systems and decreasing costs that are associated with integration and sustainment.

It’s no different for the training and simulation community.

At this year’s I/ITSEC the military has once again expressed their desire to go to a common and open architecture that is not limited by proprietary software. Much like sub-systems on real platforms, costs come down, while the speed at which systems can be upgraded to meet emerging threats is much quicker.

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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