Skayl LLC was selected by the U.S. Army to the architect role on the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration Capstone Project. Skayl, a startup with a specialized focus on rapid integration, headquartered in Westminster, won the contract as prime without small-business preference. The startup will be sub-contracting to Harris Corporation, a $6 billion technology and defense contractor.
The JMR TD MSAD program's goal is to establish architectural methods, tactics, and standards for integration flexibility for avionics and other technologies, enabling emerging technologies to rapidly integrate with and operate within the Future Vertical Lift platform. The Missions Systems Architecture can be considered a blueprint for the design specification of an aircraft and its mission system, including all its interfaces and various software and hardware components. The architecture consists of a plan, standard procedures, software, languages, and models. These elements are shared by the design teams and engineers across the various aspects of the project, in addition to the requirements and acquisitions communities.
In the Architect role, Skayl will act as independent third-party contractor, providing architectural and mission systems subject matter expertise for the research effort. Specifically, the Architect is responsible for the development of architectural products, ensuring architectural consistency, and ensuring the Mission Systems Architecture addresses government interests in matters that impact the technical and business needs of the government.