U.S. drones will fly on Linux

For security reasons, the U.S. government decided to completely convert the park unmanned military aircraft on Linux.

U.S. Military Logistics Management has announced plans to spend about $ 28 million for the adoption of Linux in the ground control stations, unmanned aerial vehicles. This was reported by the press-service informs.

According to The Register, the decision to switch to Linux is dictated by security considerations. “After last year, hackers broke into the control system of unmanned aircraft of the Air Force U.S. baziruyuschuyuusya on Windows, the Army has decided to completely switch to Linux”, - says the resource.

Recall that the incident occurred in September 2011, then ground control system of unmanned aerial vehicles was infected with a virus that came from an external hard drive.

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