Modular Open Systems Approach for Affordability

Real-time Aerospace and Defense applications require the highest levels of performance, scalability, reliability and security. At the same time, they must employ a modular open systems architecture to minimize integration, maintenance and upgrade costs; foster reuse; and enable rapid reconfiguration to meet evolving mission requirements.

The Standard in Mission-Critical Connectivity

With its interoperability, portability, loose coupling and real-time Quality of Service (QoS), the Data Distribution Service (DDS) is the predominant standard for implementing mission-critical open architecture systems.

As the leading DDS solution, RTI Connext® provides the most proven and productive environment for developing DDS compliant systems. Its broad support for programming languages, operating systems, processor architecture and network types make it ideally suited to integrating everything from sensors at the edge to track management in the cloud.


RTI technology and expertise are proven across Aerospace and Defense applications to securely and safely integrate mission-critical systems.

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

RTI provides a proven software framework that is ideal for helping JADC2 unite Joint Forces networks reliably, even when those channels are disconnected, denied, intermittent, or have limited bandwidth.

Open Architecture

RTI Connext provides fast, scalable, reliable and secure connectivity within and between land, sea, air and space-based systems.


RTI Connext and the RTI Connext TSS provide an expeditious path to both FACE and safety certification.

Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T)

Connext meets the stringent requirements of Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) applications by providing interoperability between distributed simulation components, regardless of where they are located. 

Success Stories

Human Robot Interaction Laboratory 

European Space Agency 

ESA uses Connext for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Large Distributed Control System

NASA Kennedy Space Center

RTI Connext reduces complexity for NASA’s Launch Control and Data Systems through a DDS data exchange infrastructure that provides fault tolerance through passive process replication, message traceability, persistence profile, and content subscription profile capabilities.

Non-Stop Reliability

Raytheon Ship-Wide Area Network

The Ship-Wide Area Network (SWAN) on the US Navy LPD-17 runs machinery, damage control, steering, magnetic signature, mission control, navigation and communications. Connext supports redundant networks, data and sensors without servers.

Real-Time Message Delivery

US Navy Ship Self-Defense System

The Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) is the "last line of defense" and coordinates high-speed radars, targets defensive missiles and directs 1000+ rounds/sec at incoming cruise missiles. Connext delivers messages in real time.

System of Systems Integration

General Dynamics LCS

RTI connects disparate systems, merges multiple languages on multiple operating systems, and handles DIL links and legacy interfaces for the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship. RTI is the leading vendor of combat system messaging.

Massive Application Scalability

Zumwalt DDG 1000

RTI Connext coordinates and manages complex, diverse onboard hardware and software systems, including hundreds of computers, thousands of applications, and more than 10m publish-subscribe pairs.

Interoperable Open Architecture

Next Generation Naval Systems

Standards-based, high-performance connectivity platform breaks vendor lock-in, drives interoperability and future-proofs architectural designs. Coming to Lockheed Aegis, Raytheon DDG 1000, Raytheon SSDS, LCS (Lockheed and GDAIS), Raytheon LPD-17, etc.

Easy Technology Upgrade

Boeing AWACS airborne surveillance, command & control

The Boeing AWACS upgrade design is more open and supportable. Connext's open and extensible connectivity platform lowers maintenance cost.

Large Scale Asset Tracking

US Army Blue Force Tracker (JBC-P)

A redesign using DDS and data-centric technologies significantly reduced code size and CPU utilization, resulting in a fully redundant system capable of 250K tracks.

Enabling Advanced UAV Middleware

General Atomics Predator/ Reaper

"The DO-178 version of the RTI Connext DDS middleware is a key part of our Airworthy MQ-9 UAS development program." – Jeff Hettick, Senior Engineering Director at General Atomics

Ground-Air Cooperative Control

General Atomics Ground Control Stations

RTI's connectivity platform, services and open architecture sped the development and lowered costs of delivering real-time data acquisition, analysis, and response for unmanned aircraft systems such as Predator GA.

Unmanned Vehicle Architecture


RTI leads in defining a standard architectures for unmanned vehicles and avionics. RTI chairs the OSD architecture for UCS (ground stations) and is a key contributor at FACE (avionics).

Aerospace & Defense Customers

RTI’s proven technology and expertise have played a key role in mission-critical Aerospace and Defense systems around the world.

U.S. Army
BAE Systems
General Atomics
Lockheed Martin
U.S. Navy


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