A cockpit upgrade for 20 U.S. Navy Lockheed Martin C-130Ts could be the first program to use a new open-systems avionics standard developed by government and industry to enable software reuse to speed the fielding of new capabilities. The first version of the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) technical standard was released Jan. 30, after just 18 months of work by a consortium formed under the auspices of open-systems standards organization The Open Group. Already, ...

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