Elbit Leverages Future Airborne Capability Environment Standards in Research and Development Efforts

Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has a rich history of supporting our aviators through the integration of mission processors and cockpit upgrades. Continuing this commitment of providing innovative solutions for the safety of our military men and women, Elbit is extending its support by adopting the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium's standards into its research and development efforts as well as new software development programs.

Established in 2010, the FACE™ Consortium was created to enhance interoperability and software portability for avionics software being used across DoD platforms.  The standardization of the software hosting environment promotes integration of new software and rapid portable capabilities. Through the combined efforts of the US military, industry leaders, and educational institutions, the FACE Consortium sets a new standard for software development.

As a founding member of FACE, Elbit recognized the need for the quicker development of capabilities and a faster delivery of final products to our warfighters.

"We know the threats our aviators face are ever-changing," comments Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We are pleased to support the FACE Consortium's groundbreaking efforts to develop a hosting environment that will allow for much faster integration of new capabilities. Elbit Systems of America is committed to implementing the FACE standards into our avionics research and developmental."

Elbit Systems of America is currently using FACE standards in research and development as well as incorporating the FACE standards across several of its existing DoD programs.

"The new FACE blueprint simplifies software development," commented Dr. Andrew Hull, Senior Engineer at Elbit Systems of America. "With the ability to easily use our software on multiple platforms, we are can offer affordable solutions to our customers. Furthermore, the standardization of the hosting environment sets the foundation for a system that is more robust, portable, and secure."

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: May 6, 2014