Navy Plots New Course for Combat Systems Acquisition

Keeter, Hunter C.
November 2003
Sea Power;Nov2003, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p30
Discusses the implication of the U.S. Navy's acquisitions for computer combat systems. Elements that support the fleet's fighting capability including huge complex systems such as the Aegis Combat System and Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC); Need for the U.S. Navy to standardize its computer hardware architecture in order to accommodate a variety of software application; Cost at stake in the move to open architecture standardization; Benefits of changing to open architecture for the U.S. marine itself and to whatever functions industry


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