The Military’s Next Paradigm: Leveraging COTS For Communications
10/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
By: Karl Fuchs / Milsat Magazine
As the military’s communications needs evolve, a decision must be made as to the best way to put cutting-edge technology into the hands of communicators.
There are two approaches to the problem. The first is to fund a specialized development, while the second is to leverage Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment. Historically, especially when dealing with satellite communications, the funded, specialized development has been favored. However, the specialized development of communications equipment can become a costly and time-consuming endeavor.
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