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Defense and Commercial Architecture Models

Aerospace and military systems have led the way for model-based system engineering and the use of languages such as the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and frameworks such as the USA Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF) and more recently the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) and the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF). Large-scale commercial organizations have subsequently adopted these languages and frameworks to develop systems-of-system projects. Enterprise Architect has provided tools for creating language-compliant models and has rich support for the frameworks, including pre-built model patterns for both the language models and frameworks.

Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM)

UPDM is an acronym for the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM), which is a unified framework that supports both the USA Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF).  Historically these were independent frameworks and had heterogeneous architectures and metamodels; UPDM binds them into a single framework. Enterprise Architect has deep support for UPDM. The defense systems engineer can create compliant models using a range of toolboxes to create any set of specified viewpoints and views that support the specific needs of stakeholders.

Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)

UAF is an acronym for the Unified Architecture Framework, and the framework is based on the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM). UAF defines ways of defining and expressing an enterprise architecture that enables stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest while keeping a high-level view of the entire system. UAF was designed to meet the needs of all stakeholders and allows the creation of specific business, operational, and systems-of-systems integration models of commercial and industrial enterprises as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other defense organizations models. Enterprise Architect has a full suite of pre-built patterns with accompanying documentation that can be automatically injected into your models.