The Open Group / FACE Consortium
The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE?) Consortium, an Open Group managed consortium, was formed in 2010 as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. Today, it is an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, academia, and users. The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to result in:
Standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems
Lower implementation costs of FACE systems
Standards that support a robust architecture and enable quality software development
The use of standard interfaces that will lead to reuse of capabilities
Portability of applications across multiple FACE systems and vendors
Procurement of FACE conformant products
More capabilities reaching the warfighter faster
Innovation and competition within the avionics industry.
The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. The standard enables developers to create and deploy a wide catalog of applications for use across the entire spectrum of military aviation systems through a common operating environment. The latest edition of the standard further promotes application interoperability and portability with enhanced requirements for exchanging data among FACE components and emphasis on defining common language requirements for the standard.
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