Industry Perspective on CMOSS for Communications Systems

Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems await maintenance Aug. 12 in the recently opened Fort Hood Unmanned Aircraft System Maintenance Hangar at Robert Gray Army Airfield, West Fort Hood, Texas. The hangar was built to provide more space for the UAS and the Soldiers responsible for piloting and maintaining them. It also features three maintenance shops, two tool rooms and a technical supply area. The hangar easily houses six fully-assembled Gray Eagles on each side, with a taxiway down the middle to provide convenient maneuvering in and out of the hangar. Elements of this image have been modified in the interest of operational security.

In order to keep the tactical edge sharp for today’s military, the Joint Services established unique Modular Open Systems Architectures (MOSA) like C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™), and Open Mission System (OMS). In this white paper, Collins Aerospace Fellow Joseph Graf explores the application of MOSA like CMOSS in theater from a communications point of view and explains how this approach promotes more innovative approaches in-theater.

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