Air Combat Electronics Program Office, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research and Engineering Center, and several leading industry defense contractors and avionics suppliers.
The new FACET Technical Standard defines a reference architecture for creating a common operating environment to support applications across multiple Department of Defense avionics systems. The standard is designed to enhance the U.S. military aviation community's ability to address issues of limited software reuse and accelerate and enhance warfighter capabilities, as well as enabling the community to take advantage of new technologies more rapidly and affordably.
According to John Blevins, the director of product marketing at LynuxWorks, The company has a long history of providing proven, open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools for mission-critical systems. We strongly embrace the FACE initiative and intend to be an active member collaborating on the next generation avionics architecture.
LynuxWorks is participating actively in the Consortium to help ensure the success of the FACE standards in both the military and commercial aviation markets.
LynuxWorks is already delivering technology to the avionics industry such as real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools for mission-critical systems that are open, modular and portable, key tenets of the reference architecture defined in the FACE Technical Standard, said Judy Cerenzia, FACE program director at The Open Group. The growing interest in the FACE Consortium from market leaders such as LynuxWorks has enabled the consortium to develop and continue to evolve a framework for making military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable and secure.
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 OS, the LynxSecure virtualization technology, is designed to meet the highest levels of security certification, and the
LynxOS-178 safety critical real-time operating system (RTOS), certified to DO-178B level A, demonstrate our commitment to open, modular and portable technology. LynuxWorks OSes are proven every day in an array of mission-critical embedded applications and technology programs for the U.S.
Army, Navy, Air Force and Joint Forces. LynxOS-178 is the only operating system to have received a Reusable Software Component certification under the FAA DO-178B AC 20-148 allowing customers to save substantial time and money in certifying their own products.