Astute optronic mast case study

Astute submarine optronic mast
I don’t often have the opportunity to discuss how Wind River’s Aerospace and Defence customers are using our technologies in their applications due to security restrictions and commercial confidentiality.

So, I am very grateful to Thales for allowing us to announce that they have used VxWorks for their latest generation optronic mast which is being used on the UK Royal Navy’s Astute class submarines.

If you’re interested in the challenges Thales faced in migrating their Ada application from a custom Digital Signal Processor (DSP) architecture to COTS multi-processor PowerPC architecture running VxWorks, and how they overcame them, the case study (PDF) has recently been published on the A&D Customers page.