How this SOCOM aircraft-mod specialist uses data to break vendor lock

Having the bandwidth to perform sophisticated post-production modifications to large military aircraft like the C-130J is key to mission performance for Defense Department organizations and special operators. Few companies have expanded faster to meet those demands than Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC).

In this Q&A with Brady Hauboldt, vice president, Aviation Strategic Plans & Programs for SNC’s ISR, Aviation & Security (IAS) business area, he discusses how the company is using modern, digital engineering practices to help customers save money and break vendor lock to create open architecture data packages and upgrade existing assets to current mission requirements.