Modular Open Systems Approach roadmap detailed by Curtiss-Wright at AUSA NowNews
October 13, 2020
AUSA NOW Virtual Conference 2020. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced at the AUSA NOW virtual conference its comprehensive strategy for system solutions designed in compliance with the U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center’s C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and aligned with standards currently being defined by The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium.
According to information from Curtiss-Wright, the company -- in support of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Tri-Services mandate to use the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) “in all requirements, programming and development activities for future weapon system modifications and new start development programs to the maximum extent possible,” -- has established a cross-functional MOSA Task Force to enable development and availability of these new interoperable solutions. Company officials say that the newly formed MOSA Task Force will employ the company's experience in the areas of system architecture, packaging, rugged OpenVPX module building-block design, and advanced data-storage to develop and produce products that align with the MOSA strategy, are cost-effective, and possess a high technology readiness level (TRL).
Lynn Bamford, Curtiss-Wright president, defense and power, said of the strategy: “Curtiss-Wright is committed to being the industry leader in delivering COTS hardware solutions that are CMOSS-compliant and developed in alignment with the SOSA Technical Standard. Our newly established Task Force brings a multidisciplinary approach to the development of the broad range of module types and system architectures that our customers will increasingly demand as these emerging standards become more widely adopted. These new solutions will speed the design, test, and deployment of new technologies that meet the demanding environmental requirements for U.S. and allied combat forces.”