Enterprise Open System Architecture (E-OSA)
Minimize cost, maximize reuse, and accelerate capabilities – that is what an open system architecture does for aircraft. In compliance with the U.S. Air Force Open Mission Systems standard and UAS Command & Control Initiative (UCI), Lockheed Martin is committed to maturing an enterprise open system architecture (E-OSA) approach that swiftly brings the latest advances in embedded processors and software technology to the warfighter on new and legacy platforms.
We are investing in a scalable OSA approach across our Aeronautics portfolio that satisfies diverse mission and aircraft needs while significantly reducing cost and schedule compared to traditional modification methods.
Rather than using unique or customized hardware and software approaches adapted to an OSA environment, our open system architecture is truly open and free of proprietary interfaces. This allows us to leverage state of the art commercial technology to expedite integration of capabilities and minimize cost.
Recent demonstrations, such as Project Missouri and the U-2 open mission systems flight tests, proved that new capabilities can be added to existing aircraft quickly and affordably using commercial-off-the-shelf components and government owned standards while still meeting rigorous safety of flight and information assurance requirements. Not only did we prove that aircraft can be modernized efficiently, we also demonstrated how advanced mission system capabilities can be rapidly added to an aircraft to bring additional warfighting capability to the user.