MANHASSET, NY -- Real-time response using LynuxOS earned another notch in military-critical operations when LynuxWorks was recently chosen for the British Royal Air Force AWACS.
Military contractor Lockheed Martin has selected the LynxOS real-time operating system and the Luminosity integrated development environment for U.K.’s Airborne Warning and Control System.
The AWACS aircraft provide an airborne early warning capability by tracking aircraft at extended ranges and are central to airborne command and control for relaying vital information to commanders on the ground.
Royal Air Force E-3 Sentry AWACS (Photo Courtesy of Arpingstone)
"This is one more example of LynxOS’ strength to meet demanding security and mission-critical software requirements,” Robert Day, VP of Marketing at LynuxWorks, in a statement.
According to Day, operating system components within LynxOS are designed for absolute determinism, responding within a known period of time. The predictable response is ensured by the kernel’s threading model even in the presence of heavy I/O traffic.