Check out the DoD's Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems, an open standard based on the Society of Automotive Engineers Generic Open Architecture which in turn is based on a NASA initiative for space flight systems software.
One the one hand, it's a sign of the maturation of the software biz to see the emergence of domain-specific architectural frameworks such as these; on the other hand, the diversity whereby these frameworks is specified shows that we still don't have a shared reality as to what architecture is and what it is not.
But then, as Jane Wagner wrote and Lily Tomlin performed in The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe, reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Joint Architecture For Unmanned Systems
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