SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 28 April 2010.Missile systems designers at Kongsberg Defence Systems in Kongsberg, Norway, needed real-time software for the air-launched Joint Strike Missile for the Norwegian air force. They chose the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI integrated development environment from Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Kongsberg engineers will use the INTEGRITY RTOS in several multicore computers on the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), which will be mounted externally or internally in the bomb bay of the Norwegian versions of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Norwegian Joint Strike Missile is for anti-surface warfare and naval fire support over sea and land. Green Hills Software also will be part of the missile's telemetric, safety launch and planning software.
"We wanted a proven, reliable RTOS with a rich ecosystem of development tools and support for our chosen Freescale Power Architecture processor," says Harald Ånnestad, president of Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.