Lockheed Martin selects concurrent'S
RedHAWK LINUX SOFTWARE for NEXT GENERATION Aegis WEAPON system
(Duluth, GA - February 14, 2006) --
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical
Linux operating systems
applications, today announced that Lockheed Martin has selected
Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating system and NightStar development
the Navy's Cruiser Modernization COTS Refresh 2 program.
program will leverage the Aegis Open Architecture (AOA) computer
programs to refresh the Aegis Weapon Systems on
seven Aegis-equipped cruisers. AOA transitions key functional
areas of the Aegis Weapon System to a component-based architecture.
AOA, the modernization program will enhance performance, reduce
the cost of the Aegis Weapon System and extend the service life.
Concurrent has been selected as an annual supplier to the Aegis
program and this selection is a multimillion dollar opportunity
Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general
manager of Lockheed Martin's Moorestown facility, stated, "Aegis-equipped
ships comprise 75 percent of the Navy's surface combatant force,
the Aegis Open Architecture program is delivering results that
will lead to fast and affordable upgrades to Aegis-equipped ships
over the next three decades, as these ships will continue to be
the heart of the surface force."
Aegis is a computer-based
weapon system capable of real-time, simultaneous operations against
multi-mission threats: anti-air,
anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. Led by Lockheed Martin,
the AOA program aims to move Aegis from a custom, military specification
system to an open architecture through integration of commercial
computing technology, allowing the Navy to install software and
other technology upgrades faster and cheaper throughout the life
of the Aegis fleet.
Concurrent's commercial-off-the-shelf based
RedHawk Linux operating system fits perfectly within the AOA's
open architecture parameters
and delivers the field-proven, real-time functionality that is
central to the weapon system's overall performance.
"We are honored to be chosen for this new program by Lockheed
Martin and we feel our technology is the best available for a combat
system like Aegis," said Warren Neuburger, COO of Concurrent. "Being
chosen again as a software supplier to Lockheed Martin is a major
endorsement of the Red Hawk Linux real-time operating system and
NightStar development tools. This is our tenth year as a supplier
to the Aegis program, and this selection now solidly positions
us into the next generation architectures for the next 10+ years."
Linux provides fast response to external events, optimized interprocess
communication, and high I/O throughput needed for
time-critical applications. RedHawk Linux, compatible with the
popular Red Hat(R) distribution, has gained acceptance as a leading
real-time Linux operating system for high-performance applications
by customers throughout the world. RedHawk Linux guarantees that
a user application can respond to an external event in less than
30 microseconds on a dedicated processor.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about
135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the
design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment
of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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