Lynx + BAE Systems

Innovative SW platforms  |  for future SW systems

Lynx believes that innovative, next-generation software systems aren't going to be built on traditional real-time operating system (RTOS) platforms. In fact, we increasingly find that the most elegant, most efficient, most adaptable architectures for complex and cutting-edge mission-critical systems don't really resemble operating systems at all...



Click to read the latest article by Lynx CTO Will Keegan discussing virtualization and the Future Airborne Capability Environment standard, featured in this month's Military Embedded magazine.

DO-178 Adapts to Emerging Technologies

Click to read our contributions to the latest online article in Military Embedded Systems.

Who Needs a Hypervisor?

The latest technical article from our FAEs: There is a growing trend of utilizing hypervisors for tackling the multicore challenge when building software systems that must pass safety certification...


Introducing LYNX MOSA.ic™



"Industry 4.0"

The integration of robust data analytics...

Projected value of global market by 2025

% annual reduction in inventory

Designed to deliver MOSA

LYNX MOSA.ic was designed for the modernization of avionic and mission critical software platforms, providing open flexibility on a robust foundation to meet the program needs of rich system functionality deployed in high threat safety critical environments. The intent is in the name: a Modular Open Systems Architecture Integration Center (MOSA.ic).

LYNX MOSA.ic is not an RTOS, nor is it a traditional hypervisor platform. It is a complete software development and integration kit founded on a tiny separation kernel, with unique tools for leveraging the hardware virtualization capabilities of modern multi-core processors. Designed to enable system developers to build systems compositionally—using open standards and relying heavily on the reuse of well-tested and certified components—LYNX MOSA.ic speeds development, provides finer-grained hardware control, and lowers lifetime costs.



For BAE Systems 

Lynx is proud to have enjoy a trusted relationship with BAE Systems for over two decades. We’ve partnered on programs like the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV), the Paladin Artillery system and some of your propulsion systems. We are planning a series of webinars for BAE that is focused on product demonstrations. If you would like to be informed about the schedule of these, simply fill out the form below.

Multicore processors

Multicore processors are becoming more popular to reduce size, cost, and power of platforms. There are numerous challenges in building safe systems on multicore processors, including that they exhibit non-deterministic memory access delays when competing for shared resources. When multiple applications stacks run in parallel on multicore processors, interference occurs. Lynx has partnered with Intel to address hardware interference. Some of our work with Intel, focused on the Intel’s Denverton processor, is addressed in a Intel Solution Brief here as well as a recent webinar (a slide from which is shown below)

Lynx is committed to delivering software to support a diverse range of Intel’s future processors including ElkHart Lake and Intel’s 11th generation Core processor, Tiger Lake. What this means for BAE is that you can reuse proven application software on platforms that incorporate the latest and greatest Intel processors in a timely and cost effective way, improving your time to market and drastically reducing both development and system certification costs.

Partnership with Intel

  • Optimized low level software to fully harness the Intel Atom processor C3708 series (Denverton)
    • Multi-core support
    • Intel virtualization
    • Intel cache partitioning
    • Intel SR-IOV virtual network device support 
  • Delivering a real-time platform with:
    • API support for POSIX, FACE, ARINC 653
    • DO-178C DAL A IPv6 network stack
    • DO-178C DAL A filesystem • Inclusion of pre-certified software
    • Components
  • Providing traceability of hardware allocations to
  • system specifications
  • Tamper proof, non-bypassable partitions 
  • Tight engagement around next generation
  • technologies

Additional resources

Simpler path
to safe multicore

Across a range of avionics’ platforms, the push to reduce power, cost and footprint of electronics makes the use of multicore processors for consolidating real-time and general purpose system functionality. This is causing major headaches for system architects, cybersecurity experts and software engineers for several reasons;

1. Guaranteeing real-time behavior, as outlined in this WHITE PAPER

2. Maintaining system reliability, isolating hardware resources to avoid malicious or unintentional conflicts between applications

3. System health monitoring for early detection and correction of errant system behavior. While many of Northrop’s systems are somewhat closed, we see a shift to more connected systems using public and private cloud technologies which bring benefits and challenges. 

Supporting US
& allied militaries

At Lynx, we have a thirty year track record of delivering software that addresses these challenges. We remain fiercely proud to SUPPORT THE US MILITARY and its partners. The new enhancements include:

1. While our primary focus remains the delivery of SOFTWARE FOR AVIONICS platforms, we are expanding into adjacent applications like drones and satellites, building up specific crypto applications for delivering information securely across public networks

2. System health monitoring - as our software resides right on top of the hardware, we are able to flag abnormal system behavior to analytics packages, ensuring errors are trapped and not propagated

Getting started
with Lynx

We have a number of free, risk-free ways of evaluating our technology. 

1. Receive a fully-featured version of LynxSecure that operates on QEMU models

2. Schedule a free, zero-obligation whiteboarding session with one of our technical design specialists

3. Request a product evaluation version

And feel free to peruse our growing library of articles, brochures, white papers, technical blogs, videos, and more in our Resource Center. We look forward to determining whether our products and services are a fit for your organization. 



Deployed systems and our customers' customers

Lynx has a proud history of platform deployment and continued support for a number of advanced military systems active today across the US Air Force, Navy, Army, and various Allied militaries.

LYNX MOSA.ic™ Automotive Platform






  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Mission System (TR3)
  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Cockpit Display System
  • Raytheon MK 57 Launching System DD(X)
  • Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle 3
  • Secure Laptops for Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • NASA’s SLR2000 Satellite Laser Ranging System
  • All-Purpose Remote Transport System (ARTS)
  • C3I Upgrade for Flyvefisken Class Ships (Royal Danish Navy)
  • Bombardier Challenger 300 Flight Display
  • Royal Malaysian Navy’s Laksamana Class Corvettes
  • Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter 
  • NASA’s AVIRIS (Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer)
  • DDG 1000, lead ship in the Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program
  • Shipboard Self-Defense System (SSDS)
  • Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion Surveillance Aircraft  
  • Galileo Satellite Navigation System
  • Collins CAAS "Glass Cockpit" 
    • Little Bird (AH-6, MH-6)
    • Chinook (MH-47D, MH-47E)
    • Blackkawk (MH-60K, MH-60L, MH-60L-IDAP)
    • KC-135 Stratotanker 
  • Future Combat Systems (FCS)
  • Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)
  • AFIRS Program (Automated Flight Information Reporting System)
  • Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) from ITT Corporation
  • U.S. Navy’s Common Display System (CDS)