The DOD is adopting open mission systems (OMS) as the future in the military aviation environment. OMS proponents promise reduced costs and truncated schedules through increased competition in the marketplace and reduced coding efforts. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have examined the success of these open architectures in the DOD. Therefore, we investigate costs and schedule for a recent DOD avionics OMS demonstration platform in comparison to 13 historically analogous programs.
Air and Space Power Journal
Brown, M. J., Fass, R. D., & Ritschel, J. D. (2019). A Case for Open Mission Systems in DOD Aircraft Avionics. Air and Space Power Journal, 33(4), 83–93.