Future Combat Systems: Linux Inside?
The US Army’s program manager for the $120+ billion Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team was recently speaking in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual winter conference. He said they want a common computing environment throughout FCS’s myriad vehicles, flying UAVs, UGV ground robots, sensors et. al.
Maj. Gen. Charles Cartwright added that Linux running on Intel-based computers seems to provide the best common operating environment and central processing unit for computers in FCS, as it works best with the service’s current and future applications.