On-Demand: MOSA and Open – What is Real? Fiction?

Aired April 27, 2021

The Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) is now a dominant strategy in military procurements. L3Harris is now using MOSA to win new defense programs that break down legacy stovepipe system architectures with their dedicated supply chains and is replacing these systems with standards-based hardware and software components that can be readily updated in a more open supplier market. But what really is a MOSA system? Does an Open Standard = MOSA? And what does Open really mean?


Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace & Defense, RTI