Lynx Software Technologies' MOSA.ic chosen for F-35 mission system avionics
Published: 11 December 2019 - Christian Lynn
Lynx Software Technologies has announced that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office has willingly adopted the Lynx MOSA.icTM framework. This comes as a result of the “Technology Refresh 3” (TR3) modernisation program, hoping to upgrade the mission system avionics of the F-35 Lightning II.
Lynx MOSA.ic will be deployed to support the development of key components of the next generation F-35 Lightning II avionics platform, including the Integrated Core Processor (ICP) being developed by Harris Corporation. The ICP acts as the brains of the F-35, processing data for the aircraft’s communications, sensors, electronic warfare, guidance and control, cockpit and helmet displays. The TR3 programme is expected to generate large reductions in production and sustainment costs, at the same time as delivering significant increases in computing power. A key element of the programme is the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and an Open System Architecture to enable the flexibility to add, upgrade and update future capabilities.
Commenting, Gurjot Singh, CEO of Lynx Software Technologies, said, “Lynx is proud that the Lynx MOSA.ic framework has been selected for this very significant programme. The open integration framework of Lynx MOSA.ic will support the overall objectives of the TR3 program to drive down development, sustainment and acquisition costs, and provide the necessary flexibility to implement system upgrades well into the future." He continued, “Lynx MOSA.ic was selected because its advanced architecture fully met the needs of the project, and because the road map and vision for Lynx MOSA.ic were well aligned with the future path of this programme.”
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