Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday June 09, 2012

U.S. Navy Turns to Linux to Run Its Drone Fleet

It looks like Tux the Penguin is enlisting in the US Navy as an aviator. The Navy has a deal with Raytheon to install Linux to control the Navy’s drone fleet officially known as autonomous flying vehicles in military parlance. The contract is worth close to $28M.

The U.S. military is not new to Linux, and has learned from past problems with less-reliable operating systems.