EW contract for Defense Logistics Agency will contain RTOS from Green Hills SoftwareNews
February 19, 2021
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Green Hills Software announced that its INTEGRITY-178 tuMP real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used in Terma North America's (Arlington, Virginia) next-generation family of electronic warfare (EW) controllers [the AN/ALQ-213(v5)] as part of Terma's recent $306 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)--Aviation (Warner Robins, Georgia).
The contract is intended to support the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide self-protection hardware, sustainment, and engineering services under the Enterprise Contract to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).
David Martin, senior vice president of aeronautics at Terma, said of the Green Hills inclusion: “The combination of system integrity, safety, and multicore performance made INTEGRITY-178 tuMP the clear choice for our next-generation of EW controllers. Using a commercial operating system certified to the FACE [Future Airborne Capability Environment] Technical Standard is part of our open system architecture to provide flexible, cost-effective solutions for advanced aircraft survivability equipment. We have been using INTEGRITY-178 tuMP for a couple of years and it has made it easy to achieve our system safety, integrity, and multicore performance goals simultaneously.”
The AN/ALQ-213 allows for the integration of any EW subsystem -- such as radar, missile, and laser warning -- direct infrared countermeasures systems, jammers, decoys, and dispensers, according to information from the company; one unique feature of the ALQ-213 family of controllers is that the same product can be used across the gamut of fighters, helicopters, and fixed-wing transport aircraft as the products are platform-independent.