Using COTS: is it worth the risk?

Season 7 — Episode 2

Concorde was certainly ahead of its time, but some of the problems its designers encountered still exist today, such as those encountered when using commercial off-the-shelf products (COTS). Here Jonathan Wilkins, director of obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains why the obsolescence risk of COTS is just as prevalent today as it was during Concorde’s era.

Using COTS: is it worth the risk?

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