Plug and Play

February 2009
Sea Power;Feb2009, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p44
The article focuses on the U.S. Navy's technical and managerial challenges associated with the implementation of open architecture (OA) in combat systems. It states that a plug-and-play OA environment will enable industry to respond to changing requirements by changing solutions rather than re-architecting combat systems. According to rear admiral Terry J. Benedict, an OA system that can incorporate applications from new sources of innovation will allow the Navy to provide new capabilities.


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