Raytheon has recently announced it is developing a service-oriented architecture framework that is capable of providing unmanned aircraft systems. The systems include a mechanism that enables rapid integration of weapons and sensors.
“Our open, service-oriented infrastructure can exist separately from flight-critical software of the UAS,” said Bob Francois, vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.
Francois added Raytheon’s system is plug and play, non-propriety and platform independent. The firm has completed development of an effects domain manager for sensor weapon and integration and is creating other domain managers for key UAS functions.