Lockheed Martin Linux-Based Missle System


Linux penguin launched from a mobile missile defense platformConcurrent, a leading provider of integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications announced yesterday that Lockheed Martin Space Systems has selected its RedHawk™ Linux operating system for the United States Army Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program.

Linux based missiles? Is nothing sacred? Can we expect future versions of RedHat Linux to ship with missile drivers?
According to the article, Lockheed Martin expects its selection of Concurrent’s RedHawk™ Linux to serve as a basis for attracting international partnerships for civil and global defense programs.

I’m not sure about you but this is not how I envision the work of selfless open source programmers being utilized. What do you think? Complete story at Business Wire. View a movie on Linux for world domination at uberGeek.