Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor stealth fighter is an early target for a push by the U.S. Air Force to bring open systems and software to its programs, to increase competition and make future upgrades more frequent and affordable. The Defense Department has tried to use open systems before, with little success, but this time it believes the industry is on its side and recognizes that more competition is the price that must be paid to reduce integration costs and free up more funding for ...


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