Aerospace & Defence

Aitech joins The Open Group FACE Consortium

23rd April 2021
Alex Lynn

Aitech has joined The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium. The FACE Technical Standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalogue of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. This critically provides reduced and streamlined time to market, shared key learnings as well as increased innovation in the industry.

"We are very pleased that Aitech has joined The Open Group FACE Consortium as our newest Member,” said Judy Cerenzia, VP of Forum Operations at The Open Group. “We welcome their expertise and look forward to their contributions to help foster software interoperability across military computing platforms as we truly believe that software initiatives will move interoperability forward in modern military and defence applications.”

As a member of the FACE Consortium, Aitech brings decades of experience working with open standards and modular architecture, and will contribute its reliable software design experience to help develop FACE conformant capabilities that will enhance rugged embedded systems and boards for defence and space applications. 

Pratish Shah, General Manager USA of Aitech, added: “As the need for better collaboration between vendors continues to lead system development strategies in the military and defence markets, we recognise the importance of offering a well-rounded, complete solution, from board-level to integration. FACE helps bridge the hardware-software gap, and becoming a part of this initiative is a natural progression for Aitech.”

With the support of the three main branches of the US military and almost 100 industry manufacturers, The Open Group FACE and SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) Consortia are extensively developing standards that enable Modular Open Systems Approaches (MOSA) as specified by the US Department of Defense for new systems development and modification of existing systems. 

As a member of several open standards organisations, including VITA, the SOSA Consortium and now the FACE Consortium, Aitech seeks to provide its customers with both hardware and software solutions for use in today and tomorrow’s military, defence and aerospace programs.  

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