November 30, 2005

Real-Time Linux Inside Defense Industry

tk421 writes "Lockheed Martin Space Systems is going open source for simulation testing.

The defense contractor will use Concurrent's real-time RedHawk Linux operating system for the U.S. Army's Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, a strategic missile defense subsystem simulation testing program.

Financial terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed.

Lockheed Martin will use RedHawk in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation testing, which allows for testing of components in a, "closed loop that is reproducible, systematic, fast and more reliable than actual bench testing.""



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