The Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Electronic Warfare (EW) Interoperability (VICTORY) architecture is an effort to develop and validate a set of open standards for more efficient and cost effective integration of C4ISR and related items of equipment on Army platforms. Because a VICTORY solution is more highly integrated than traditional “Bolt On” “Stove Pipe” systems, a good design can facilitate a decrease in Space Weight and Power (SWaP) requirements, allow for planned spiral technology upgrades, and permit evolutionary growth in mission capabilities.
VICTORY standards are developed by the VICTORY Working Groups as a cooperative effort between Government, Government Contractors, Industry, and Warriors. This broad based approach has already led to some unprecedented cooperation between these groups. It is envisioned that the VICTORY standards will ultimately be used in a large number of future acquisition programs. A member of all three Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) working groups, Themis builds tactical systems for Army combat vehicles which seek to take advantage of the VICTORY architecture. Applying non-propriety commercial standards, Themis builds embedded computing systems for demanding environments, enabling the Army increase the use of low-cost open standards-based COTS electronics in military ground vehicles. Themis applications for the VICTORY architecture include Rugged Displays, Display and Video Processors, Mission Computers, Server Farms, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, Data Recorders, Inertial Measurement Units, Sensor Processors, and Ethernet Switches. NanoSWITCH is the first VICTORY certified network switch to be fielded in production Army vehicles.