SCA 4.1 Required in Major U.S. Navy Acquisition
SAN DIEGO — A recently awarded $142 million U.S. Navy acquisition, Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS INC II), contractually requires implementation of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 4.1., the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) said in a July 26 release.
The TCTS INC II acquisition, managed by Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), will provide an advanced airborne, ground and ship-based secure RF-based training capability for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
“The JTNC attributes incorporation of the SCA 4.1 in the TCTS INC II contract to the successful collaboration between the JTNC and PMA-205 with the aim of effectively employing the open systems architecture tenets of Better Buying Power 3.0,” said Francis Van Syckle, JTNC's Standards director.
By requiring SCA 4.1, the U.S. Navy is able to leverage the Department of Defense’s investment in existing SCA software while incorporating the technology advances enabled with the latest version of the specification. The specification defines a common way to launch, control and configure a waveform software application, allowing the waveform software to be reused across multiple platforms.