MicroTCA – a new standard for the battlefield

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    The rapid and aggressive transformation mandated by the Department of Defense for integrated battlefield management, or the network approach to warfare, has far-reaching influence over military technology development and insertion. The transformation of the battlefield to interconnect war fighters to their command structure and to other war fighters is driving the need for new communications strategies and system architectures that can maximize the amount of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) content and reuse.
    Rapid modernization is only possible when new systems are developed around advanced or superior open standard hardware and software.