U.S. Army Technical Applications Program Office

The U.S. Army's Technical Applications Program Office (TAPO) has adopted a product line approach for the avionics software used for the Army's special operations helicopters. The product line has evolved beyond its original scope and is now being adopted to include other Army aviation platforms such as cargo and utility helicopters.

For highlights of the software product line accomplishments, examination of the results and lessons learned from TAPO’s and Rockwell Collins' perspective, and discussion of future considerations, see The U.S. Army's Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Product Line: A Case Study.