Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Support (2021)

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Approach is a Government-industry developed software standard and business strategy with the goals to:

• Increase the affordability of capabilities
• Improve time-to-field, delivering new capabilities to the warfighter faster

The FACE Approach integrates technical and business practices that establish a standard common operating environment to support portable capabilities across avionics systems.

The FACE Technical Standard defines the requirements for architectural segments and key interfaces that link the segments together. This enables the reuse of capability-based software components across different hardware computing environments. The idea is to avoid “reinventing the wheel” for every new platform system. It also enables rapid replacement of older software and insertion with new and improved capabilities throughout the system lifecycle. The FACE Approach is relevant to both enduring systems and future systems, including new system designs, system-level upgrades, and component upgrades.

Lead PI
Ted Bapty
Jason Scott