Information Technologies are transforming the modern battlefield. Advances in networking and communications technologies have made it possible to communicate with virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time. As the network foundation grows, so does the need for a set of technologies to enable interoperability amongst elements on this network. Service-based architectures are the next evolutionary step in system and software architectures and are particularly applicable to the challenges faced in Network Centric Warfare. This paper explores how service-based technologies apply to the various levels of architecture within a Network-Centric battlefield.
Pat Vessels, Pat Vessels,
"Service-based architectures for the network-centric battlefield", Proc. SPIE 4741, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare II, (6 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478704; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478704