Military Embedded Systems

PODCAST: Countering complex battlefield threats, faster DoD acquisition process, game-changing artificial intelligence, rugged computing advances


January 31, 2019

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Lessons learned in combat situations like Ukraine and anti-access area denial (A2/AD) environments have given U.S. defense planners a better understanding of the technological capabilities of near peer adversaries such as Russia and China, how the U.S. falls behind these threats, and an understanding of how they can catch up by leveraging technology such as distributed computing, artificial intelligence, for applications such as electronic warfare, cyber security, hypersonic technology and others, says Bill Guyan, Vice President/General Manager for DRS Land Electronics at Leonardo DRS in the latest McHale Report Podcast.

Guyan details how the DoD can reach these goals by not only speeding up the acquisition process at the policy level but also by leveraging open architectures and commonality at the hardware and software level of electronics systems thereby lowering life cycle costs, enabling timelier tech refresh, and faster deployment of technology to the warfighter. He also details advancements in rugged computing and addresses the engineering recruitment challenge facing defense contractors.

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