Looking Forward to the MOSA Summit and Exposition

The Aerospace & Defense (A&D) community will be gathering on 17-18 June 2024 at the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Summit & Exposition being held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

As articulated on the event’s website, this is a unique opportunity to “Engage first-hand with top government offices on initiatives as well as leading Industry executives and authorities implementing MOSA.” Over the course of the two days, participants will hear from keynote speakers, interact through panel discussions, and witness demonstrations from a broad array of companies and agencies who have embraced MOSA.

Wind River will open the conference, participating in the AMCE Software Operating Environments panel on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 am in the Baltimore 1 room. Michel Chabroux, Vice President of Product Management, will join leaders from PEO Aviation and other industry suppliers to review the challenges, approach, and benefits of a software operating environment (SOE) for the Aviation Mission Computing Environment (AMCE).

The Department of Defense (DoD) defines MOSA as a “technical and business strategy for designing an affordable and adaptable system and has identified MOSA as the preferred method for implementing open systems across all major defense acquisition programs. Through MOSA, the DoD seeks to:

  • Reduce costs throughout the lifecycle of weapon systems,
  • Manage schedule risks during development and into sustainment,
  • Facilitate technology refresh and insertion opportunities, and
  • Promote interoperability between systems and across families of systems.

With regards to software, the MOSA technical and business strategy is complemented by the Future Airborne Capability Environment® (FACE) standard which defines the requirements for architectural segments and the associated key software interfaces. As outlined by the Open Group, “Adopting the FACE Approach provides industry with the opportunity to satisfy the customer’s requirements for MOSA principles” and “industry has proven its commitment to the success of the FACE Approach by completing FACE conformance certification for its products”.

Given its leadership role as a software solution provider across the A&D sector, Wind River has embraced the MOSA principles and FACE standards. As a founding member of the FACE Consortium, Wind River delivers safe and secure platforms that will support the FACE Reference Architecture’s General Purpose, Safety, and Security operating system profiles. To learn more about the latest FACE conformance we have achieved for our products – such as Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform, Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform, and Wind River Linux – please visit us here

Wind River is excited to be an exhibitor at the upcoming MOSA Summit & Exposition, and we are working on multiple demonstrations to highlight our latest capabilities and engage in content-rich conversations with clients, partners and other stakeholders who will be attending this event.

Come see us at booth 130 – we look forward to seeing you there!


About the author

Roberto Valla

Roberto Valla is a Senior Director of Sales for Aerospace & Defense, North America at Wind River