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Image: Linux enlists in hunt for subs

Boeing turns to Wind River for a version of the open-source software in a plane for the U.S. Navy.
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P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft

The Linux operating system has been making gains in corporate environs for some time now, and it's also catching on with the military-industrial complex. Boeing has tapped Wind River's embedded version of the open-source software for deployment in the new P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft, a 737 modified for use by the U.S. Navy to track submarines, among other surveillance tasks.

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