Curtiss-Wright Controls Congratulates the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium on the Release of FACE Technical Standard, Edition 2.0
ASHBURN, VA – April 3, 2013 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, extends its congratulations to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, an Open Group managed consortium, on its successful release of the “Technical Standard for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™), Edition 2.0”, an enhanced version of the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure.
“We are pleased to congratulate the FACE Consortium on its release of the latest edition of the FACE Technical Standard,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions. “Edition 2.0 of the FACE Technical Standard continues the consortium’s important and groundbreaking work to bring a new level of interoperability and portability to military avionics software. We are proud to participate in this broad industry/military effort to advance modular and interoperable open architecture avionics to bring the most advanced and cost-effective COTS solutions to the warfighter.”
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions is an active Associate member of the FACE Consortium. Curtiss-Wright offers a broad range of Candidate FACE Hardware including rugged embedded open standards based modules and systems designed to be aligned with future FACE profile specifications. Curtiss-Wright provides modules and systems which host Candidate FACE Software applications and operating systems to develop, integrate and test future FACE conformant avionics software components. To learn more about Curtiss-Wright’s aerospace and defense solutions for FACE, visit www.cwcdefense.com/technology/open-architectures/face.html.
About the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 2.0
Developed in collaboration with more than 50 consortium member organizations, the FACE Technical Standard is a vendor-neutral approach for addressing the affordability initiatives of the military aviation community. It is designed to enhance the U.S. military aviation community’s ability to address issues of limited software reuse and increase warfighter capabilities, as well as enable the community to take advantage of new technologies more rapidly and affordably.
Key additions to Edition 2.0 of the FACE Technical Standard include the FACE Data Model, Language Run-Times and Component Frameworks, Protocol Mediation Services, Streaming Media Services and expanded definitions of Units of Portability. These additions broaden the standard to accommodate other languages and aviation mission requirements, including required capabilities such as streaming video, and will accelerate the rate of adoption as Edition 2.0 now further accommodates the requirements and needs of organizations within the industry implementing the standard.
The FACE Technical Standard, Edition 2.0 is available for download from The Open Group online bookstore at www2.opengroup.org/ogsys/catalog/C137.
About The Open Group FACE™ Consortium
The FACE Consortium formed in June 2010 as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. Today, it is an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, academia, and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to result in:
- Standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems
- Lower implementation costs of FACE systems
- Standards that support a robust architecture and enable quality software development
- The use of standard interfaces that will lead to reuse of capabilities
- Portability of applications across multiple FACE systems and vendors
- Procurement of FACE conformant products
- More capabilities reaching the warfighter faster
- Innovation and competition within the avionics industry
Further information on the FACE Consortium can be found at www.opengroup.org/face.
About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.
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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company’s modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company’s broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit www.cwcdefense.com.
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