Raytheon aiming to unify drone sofware

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is developing a sort of operating system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to allow rapid adaptation of new features such as weapons and sensors.

Raytheon’s Service-Oriented Architecture, or SOA – which the company highlighted during a recent UAS trade show – is roughly analogous to a computer operating system.

The SOA system would be compatible with “domain managers” – analogous to computer applications – that control weapons, sensors, communications and other vital mission-level functions.

Establishing the SOA as a common operating system across different unmanned systems would essentially allow “plug-and-play” installation of new equipment, Raytheon says.

Arizona Daily Star.

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