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LynuxWorks' leadership position in military and aerospace systems is solid and long-standing. Offering the most inherently secure and reliable design of virtually any COTS embedded operating system, LynuxWorks™ operating systems are proven every day in an array of mission-critical embedded applications and technology programs:

Naval Open Architecture programs

  • DDG-1000 (formely known as DD(X)—next-generation warship
  • SSDS—Shipboard Self-Defense System
  • COTS for AEGIS-equipped cruiser conversion
  • SPY radar program
  • Weapons Control System (WCS)
  • NSWC SGS/AC Shipboard Gridlock System with Automatic Correlation
  • TMS UK Navy sonar systems (display and communications)
  • Patriot Missile trainer and simulator—long-range, high-altitude, all-weather defense system
  • MK 30—anti-submarine warfare training target system
  • Raytheon MK 57 vertical launching system—DDG-1000
  • Joint Tactical Combat Training System (JTCTS)—POD control system
  • BSG-1 Program Nuclear Tomahawk Missile Program—U.S. Navy surface- and submarine-launched precision strike standoff weapon
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) submarine trainer

Navy avionics programs

  • P3 BMUP upgrade program—sonar processing
  • Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) large area tracking system (LATR)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) P3 ground and air systems
  • Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) P3 GATM FMS upgrade
  • Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) aircraft test systems
  • Sonar systems
  • Radar defense systems
  • Radar tracker
  • Tomahawk Mach III BSG 1 Patriot trainer systems
  • U.S. Coast Guard CN-235 twin turboprop maritime patrol aircraft
  • German Navy Sea Lynx MK 88
  • U.S. Marine VH-60N presidential helicopter for anti-submarine and anti-surface vessel operation
  • U.S. Coast Guard HH-60J rescue helicopter

U.S. Army programs

  • ARTS de-mining vehicles
  • Weapons Systems Common Operating Environment (WSCOE)
  • Tyndall Air Force Base Joint Architecture for Unmanned Ground Systems (JAUG)—common message format for robotics middleware
  • Guardian program
  • Fire Control-Node Engagement Technology (FC-NET)—modular fire control software architecture
  • FBCB2 Air joint situational awareness software used in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Innovative Concepts improved data modem (IDM)—data communications device incorporated into Longbows, Kiowa Warrior, Chinook and LittleBird U.S. Army helicopters
  • PC-IDM—handheld IDM (incorporated in MBITR radios for Landwarrior)
  • SIDM (incorporated into the British Harrier program)
  • MMKV—Multiple missile kill vehicle
  • NLOS—Non-line-of-sight cannon
  • CDAS—Computer decision-aided software
  • CAAS—Common avionics architecture
  • Guardrail program—directional finding logistics system
  • Tank turret controls systems
  • GPS positioning systems
  • Manless tank control systems
  • Tactical message handling system
  • Halo II artillery missile detection systems
  • MH-60—U.S. Army Special Operations helicopter (CAAS)
  • MH-47—U.S. Army Special Operations helicopter
  • A/MH-6—U.S. Army Special Operations helicopter
  • US-60M U.S. Army helicopter—UH-60M multi-function displays
  • CH-47F U.S. Army improved cargo helicopter

Air Force

  • Radar control systems
  • BASES program—Eglin AFB and SRI
  • Full flight simulator and trainer for military and civil aircraft
  • ASAAC—Arinc 429 and 629 test systems—Voice recognition for military aircraft
  • Weapons and guidance systems
  • Telemetry systems—Radar data acquisition
  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Electronic warfare and hybrid simulator
  • Nuclear applications
  • F22 data logger
  • Communications server (France)
  • 3D/MF radars C3I launch systems
  • KC-135 tanker GATM upgrade
  • KC-767 tanker
  • International C-130 medium-range aircraft—GATM upgrades

Joint programs

  • MOSAIC waveform development
  • SIAP—Single Integrated Air Picture
  • Innovative Concepts Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) waveform development initiative for the development of seamless real-time voice, data, and video communications

NASA programs

FAA/Commercial avionics programs

The benefits of the LynxOS RTOS family begin where other RTOSes leave off:

Software certification

When your products need certification to important industry standards like DO-178B, take advantage of our LynxOS-178 RTOS for software certification of safety-critical systems.

In addition, the Lynx Certifiable Stack (LCS) is a secure, standalone IPv4 protocol stack for safety-critical systems and is certifiable to DO-178B level A.

Every certification effort is unique. We've been helping customers build certification materials for their military and aerospace systems for years. Learn more about how LynuxWorks consulting and global services can help.

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