Posted November 9, 2015 11:55 am by Comments

By Tactical-Life

The following is a release from David Vergun and the U.S. Army:

Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. FVL recently added new architecture, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems, according to Alex Boydston.

It’s called Architecture Centric Virtual Integration Process, or ACVIP, a type of Joint Common Architecture, or JCA, and it’s so new, it’s still in the demonstration phase.

Boydston – who is a project engineer for Joint Multi-Role, or JMR, Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration, or MSAD, for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Aviation Development Directorate at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, spoke Oct. 29 at the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored 18th Annual Systems Engineering Conference about the ACVIP Shadow Effort conducted on the JMR MSAD program’s recent JCA demonstration.


Architecture consists of a plan, standard procedures, software, computer language and models shared by all of the engineers. It can be thought of like a blueprint that an architect creates to erect a building, but in this case, an aircraft.

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