US-based PrismTech has announced that its Vortex OpenSplice software platform has been chosen by WINTEC for open architecture modelling of weapon systems.

WINTEC is developing a new software architecture for weapons as part of its small business innovation research (SBIR) project.

Weapons based on existing architectures cannot be readily modified or upgraded, or easily reconfigured to different capability levels.

WINTEC is developing a new architecture that will alleviate these issues, and provide weapons with new plug-and-play features.

Vortex OpenSplice is designed to address the real-time information distribution and management challenges posed by real-time data-processing systems.

The platform is said to provide shared-memory capabilities for developing open architecture weapons.

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According to PrismTech, it allows components within weapon architectures, such as sensors, seekers and propulsion systems, to accommodate emerging technologies and enables seamless communication of updated plug-ins.

"WINTEC is evaluating the DDS benefits that Vortex OpenSplice provides as their project scales and evolves."

PrismTech corporate development senior vice-president Steve Jennis said: "Vortex OpenSplice is the backbone that is able to connect these major interchangeable components.

"WINTEC is evaluating the DDS benefits that Vortex OpenSplice provides as their project scales and evolves."

Vortex is also claimed to provide efficient, secure and interoperable data sharing in real time.

In March, PrismTech extended its eight-year partnership with RealTime TechSolutions (RTTS) to support combat management system developers in India.

Through the partnership, the companies will deliver technology and services to Indian aerospace and defence projects.