Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Navy giving its helicopter drones a Linux upgrade


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 13,255 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:07:11 PM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

 

The systems used to fly the MQ-8 Fire Scout, the robotic helicopter developed by Northrop Grumman for the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, are about to get an upgrade—one that’s based on the Linux operating system. Raytheon has been awarded a $15.8 million contract to deploy a new version of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Air Vehicle Tactical Control System (VTUAV TCS) that takes the operator’s console off its legacy Sun Microsystems Solaris 8 platform and brings it in line with military standards for drone control platforms—allowing it to be used with other compatible unmanned aircraft.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/navy-giving-its-helicopter-drones-a-linux-upgrade/

 

 

I guess if they used M$ the chopper would get infected hijacked and attack friendly forces.


Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 globalinternethostin

globalinternethostin

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:11 AM

Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

smart. very smart.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users