Here’s the project I work on. It’s from an article that came out in today’s Defense Daily:
Block 40/45 is a $2.2 billion program, with an average cost of $40 million per aircraft, according to Elavsky.
“It is, for all intents and purposes, a complete overhaul of the mission system,” he explained.
He added that commercial off-the-shelf technology “is providing improved computing to allow for better integration.”
“It’s really revolutionary–we’re finally getting a true open architecture system on board the aircraft,” he said. That open architecture will allow programmers to upgrade hardware and software regularly and establish a network for wide-band communications.
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