Military Embedded Systems

FACE conformance for Linux achieved by Wind River


July 29, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ALAMEDA, Calif. Wind River, company specializing in delivering software for the intelligent edge, announced that Wind River Linux has achieved conformance to the latest Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, a standard of The Open Group. According to the company, Wind River Linux is the first and only General Purpose Profile (GPP) Operating System Segment (OSS) of any kind to conform to the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0.

The company claims that the achievement of FACE conformance for Wind River Linux further demonstrates Wind River’s ongoing rapid integration of portable capabilities across military applications. Wind River has been a Member of The Open Group FACE Consortium since its inception and was first to achieve conformance to the FACE Technical Standard OSS Safety Base Profile in 2017.

The FACE Technical Standard is the open avionics standard that aims to make military computing operations more robust, interoperable, portable, and secure. Software conformant with the FACE Technical Standard is designed to be used and resused by suppliers and integrators of avionics systems across different global defense programs and aircraft.

With FACE conformance, Wind River Linux intends to help manufacturers and military services lower procurement costs, as well as avoid and prevent supplier lock-in. Wind River worked with its FACE verification authority, TES-SAVI, to complete the rigorous FACE certification conformance testing for Wind River Linux.

Wind River Linux is based on a modern cloud-native framework that includes support for Docker, Kubernetes, pre-built containers, tools, and, all of which can help developers in leveraging and deploying cloud-native solutions.


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