Designing Application-Ready Military Computing Solutions
Military computing solutions have played an increasingly vital role in supporting combat operations around the globe. From command and control centers to ground vehicle applications, manned and unmanned airborne missions, as well as surface and undersea deployments, advances in computing power features and a growing number of transducers' sensing capabilities have translated into greater effectiveness and enhanced situational awareness.
Despite the introduction of off-the-shelf personal computers in the 1970s and 1980s, the majority of systems destined for military use incorporated custom hardware, built from the ground up to meet the needs of a single application. These proprietary solutions were rarely used in other programs, resulting in increased design, manufacture, deployment and maintenance costs.