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upgrade; however, the concept has not yet been fully defined, and its acceptance as a DoD-wide design and development strategy for avionics will require better supporting tools and retraining of personnel.

  • Business Challenges. DoD and industry will have to develop new business models that support competition and investment in R&D by suppliers in a MOSA environment. Business incentives must be defined and included in the avionics acquisition process.


    Chapter 2 is a broad overview of the magnitude of the problem of aging avionics. Chapter 3 provides an overview of ongoing government and industry initiatives to address the problem of aging avionics. In Chapter 4 , the committee presents its observations and assessments based on analyses of presentations, briefings, and data from other sources. Chapter 5 provides a summary of the committee's findings and recommendations.

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