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Trusted for Defense

Software systems to manage and protect national security and ensure smooth government operation must develop secure and reliable solutions in a timely manner. With experienced US-based engineers for export-controlled project work, AVISTA Engineering Services [CAGE Code 0JA29] has the best people in the business, working with world-class processes: RTCA (DO-178B/C, DO-254), CMMI, AS9100, PMP, ARP-4754A, and more.


We've created solutions for diverse defense applications, including flight-management systems, flight-planning and flight-formation systems, GPS-driven precision mapping applications, and satellite communications. We’ve implemented software to rigorous military standards like MIL-STD-498 (and previous 2167A) and utilized technical specifications like the MIL-STD-1553 data bus standard. Selected AVISTA defense projects include:

  • KC-135 Stratotanker: Supported multiple phases of a major cockpit upgrade, including the flight management system
  • S-70B Seahawk: Supported implementations of the flight management system for multiple derivatives of this platform
  • RQ-1 Predator B / MQ-9 Reaper: Supported development of embedded software systems and airworthiness certification
  • C-17 Globemaster III: Supported testing activities
  • C-130 Hercules Avionics Modernization Program (AMP): Supported development of a satellite communication system
  • Joint Combat Aircraft: Supported development of software systems.
  • F-15E Strike Eagle: Supported development of software systems
  • AT-6 Wolverine: Supported development and testing of the rudder control system
  • Military utility vehicle: Developed software for the autonomous steering system

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