Modern software platforms

for modern processors

Innovating mission-critical systems while driving down costs requires both openness and flexibility.
For manned and unmanned avionics systems, it also requires a secure, safe, and adaptable foundation. But can a software platform deliver both without locking customers in to proprietary APIs?


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 and development 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.



Specifically for General Dynamics 

Lynx is planning a series of webinars for General Dynamics focused on product demonstrations. If you would like to be informed about the schedule of these, simply fill out the form below.


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

3. For a list of our certifications and select notable deployed systems running on Lynx software, please see this PDF DOCUMENT

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. Simply click the button and fill out the form and we will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days.


Building with General Dynamics 

Lynx has worked together with General Dynamics and its subsidiaries to deliver secure, safe, and reliable software system solutions for 20 years.

Some of this work, which has resulted in solutions built using our LynxOS & LynxOS-178 real-time operating systems (as well as various tools and support) includes: 

  • US Army's Future Combat Systems
  • Common Enterprise Display System (CEDS) for the US Navy
  • Gulfstream G-150 Integrated Flight Information System
  • General Dynamics robotics systems for autonomous platforms
  • General Atomics Gray Eagle Extended Range (GA-ER) UAV

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.

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  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Mission System (TR3)
  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Cockpit Display System
  • 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)