"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..."