A System of Systems (SoS) is
|“||[a] set or arrangement of interdependent systems that are related or connected to provide a given capability. The loss of any part of the system could significantly degrade the performance or capabilities of the whole. The development of a SoS solution will involve trade space between the systems as well as within an individual system performance.||”|
- ↑ CJCSI 3170.01F.