Jim Evangelos, deputy director of standards at the Joint Tactical Networking Center, has said he seeks to leverage modular open systems to develop modern tactical radios, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
Evangelos plans to make the next generation of tactical radio systems interoperable across the U.S. military as they are used similarly as software applications.
However, heÂ explained that vendors currently do not see profitÂ from an open systems architecture.
A working group within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense seeks to incorporate modular open systems in the contracting languageÂ to encourage private companies to invest in the technology.
âAnd what drives all of this at the end of the day is cost,â Evangelos said.
He added that reusing the same components would reduceÂ efforts for developing software, as well as decreaseÂ costs of large complex systems.