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The United States chooses Linux to control Drone fleet
Linux will be used by the United States Navy to run its fleet of flying drones in order to avoid potential malware attacks.
According to a report by the Register, the Navy contract is worth $27,883,883, and calls for “a Linux transition on the tactical control system software for vertical take-off (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle ground control stations.”
The Navy currently has one VTOL drone, although it plans to expand the fleet to 168 drones in the future. The drone “has the ability to autonomously take off and land on any aviation-capable warship and at prepared and unprepared landing zones in proximity to the soldier in contact.”