Aired February 23, 2022

In early 2019, Air Force, Army, and Navy leadership issued a joint memo mandating that the U.S. military use a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for new program designs and refreshes, calling MOSA a “warfighting imperative.” Now, as of 2021, MOSA is the law, as Congress passed legislation requiring MOSA to be part of the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process. MOSA strategies are now being leveraged across multiple domains – air, land, sea, space, and spectrum.

Powered by Military Embedded Systems, the MOSA Virtual Summit is designed to drive awareness and thought leadership around the MOSA initiatives like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) products and aims to study how they impact signal- processing, software, hardware, AI, and RF designs.

Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense, RTI, presented MOSA for Military Aviation Platforms.