Sierra Nevada to Help USAF Develop Airborne Tech Interoperability Framework

tablet, soldier, c4isrSierra Nevada has won a potential $10.8 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force create interoperability guidelines for manned and unmanned aircraft software and subsystems.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that the company will also help the military service develop a Future Airborne Capability Environment framework and strategies for the branch to demonstrate interoperable weapon systems.

Work will occur in Sparks, Nevada, through Dec. 12, 2016.

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity and the military branch is obligating $3,325,000 at the time of award.NewAirForceLogo

A consortium of government, academic and business organizations developed the FACE Technical Standard with the goal of helping developers build and secure military aviation systems with a common operating architecture.

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