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CNET News: Linux Headed into Boeing Anti-Sub Aircraft

Jul 31, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Aaron Johnson for this link. ]

"Boeing has awarded Wind River Systems a contract to embed its version of Linux into a new military aircraft, the company plans to announce Monday along with a new batch of products built around the open-source operating system.

"Boeing will use Wind River's Linux to run surveillance and other mission computing tasks in the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft, a 737 modified for U.S. Navy uses such as finding submarines and other tasks, said Chip Downing, senior aerospace and defense marketing manager at Wind River. Linux won't be used for navigation or aircraft control systems..."

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