Linux Chosen For Missle Defense System
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that Lockheed Martin Space Systems has selected Concurrent’s RedHawk(TM) Linux operating system for their United States Army Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program.
Lockheed Martin’s selection of Concurrent technology is expected to serve as a launchpad for additional international partnerships in winning and executing global programs for global defense and civil government markets.
Lockheed Martin will use RedHawk real-time Linux in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation testing of strategic missile defense subsystems. HIL simulation is a critical product development process that provides for thorough testing of components in a virtual environment in which other subsystems are replaced by mathematical models. Components to be tested are inserted into a closed loop that is reproducible, systematic, fast and more reliable than actual bench testing.