secure, safe, modular, open software platforms

For national defense 

Decades of service

Lynx has a rich history of delivering proven solutions to builders of advanced mission critical software systems for national defense. Whether on the land or in the sea, in the air or out in space, our technologies form the software foundation for deployed systems all over the world that keep people safe and protect our allied national interests. 

Systems deployed in high-threat environments such as fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), stealth ocean vessels, military transport vehicles, and helicopters—all of them examples of systems running on Lynx software—require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. But as systems grow increasingly complex, so too grows the difficulty in delivering adaptable, deterministic, open solutions at sustainable lifetime costs.

That is why the world's leading providers of software systems to military and government end users have increasingly trusted Lynx; because of our proven record of delivering innovative platform solutions that meet project requirements while reducing project costs and cutting time to market.

Standards and certifications

From its inception, Lynx has embraced open standards such as UNIX and POSIX®. Our solutions enable developers of embedded applications to leverage the reuse of existing code, 3rd-party commercial solutions, and open-source applications seamlessly, with unrivaled interoperability and portability among the various platforms. We are also active in industry committees and groups that shape and maintain standards—such as OMG (Object Management Group), Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, ensuring that our customers’ needs are met by the standards we support, keeping our open systems current as standards evolve.

LynxSecure is the software foundation for the LYNX MOSA.ic™ Modular Development and Integration Framework. It is simple and elegant platform technology—a true separation kernel—that controls hardware resources according to an intuitive information flow modeling language. It was designed to satisfy real-time, high assurance computing requirements used to regulate military and industrial computing environments, such as NIST, NSA Common Criteria (NIAP), and NERC CIP.

LynxOS-178 —a component of LYNX MOSA.ic—is a native POSIX hard real-time partitioning operating system (RTOS) certified to DO-178B/C DAL A and the only OS awarded a Reusable Software Component (RSC) certificate from the FAA. 

LynxOS-178 is compliant to FACE™ (Future Airborne Capability Environment 3.0, with conformance expected shortly (delayed by complications involving COVID-19). LynxOS-178 also conforms to the ARINC 653-1 Application Executive Software (APEX) Interface. See the LynxOS-178 page for more details.

SOLUTIONS FOR MISSION SYSTEMS

LYNX MOSA.ic embodies the integrated business and technical DoD implementation strategy of the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) defined in Title 10 U.S.Code § 2446a.—Requirement for modular open system approach in major defense acquisition programs. It enables system developers to build systems compositionally using open standards, relying heavily on the reuse of well-tested and certified components. Specifically, the development environment includes the following cross development kits (CDKs) for building guests of varying size, assurance, and complexity:

  • Lynx Simple Application (LSA)—“Bare metal” guest environment for simple applications
  • LynxOS-178®—FAA DO-178C DAL A certified UNIX-like Real Time Operating System guest environment for real-time and safety critical applications using ARINC, FACE™ or POSIX® APIs
  • Buildroot Linux—Embedded Linux toolchain for general purpose Linux applications

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Defense customers

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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.

 

 

SELECT SYSTEMS RELYING ON LYNX TECHNOLOGIES

  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Mission System (TR3)
  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s (JSF) Cockpit Display System
  • General Atomics Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) UAV 
  • General Dynamics Integrated Computer System 
  • Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle 3
  • Secure Laptops for Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Raytheon MK 57 Launching System DD(X)
  • 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)
    • Blackhawk (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)

Delivering MOSA

MODULAR OPEN SYSTEMS APPROACH

Our foundational technology—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 embodies the integrated business and technical DoD implementation strategy of the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), defined in Title 10 U.S. Code § 2446a. - Requirement for modular open system approach in major defense acquisition programs. LYNX MOSA.ic enables system developers to build systems compositionally using open standards, relying heavily on the reuse of well-tested and certified components.

The LYNX MOSA.ic development environment includes the following CDKs for building guests of varying size, assurance, and complexity:

  • Lynx Simple Application (LSA) – “Bare metal” guest environment for simple applications
  • LynxOS-178 – FAA DO-178C DAL A certified UNIX-like real time operating system (RTOS) guest environment for real-time and safety critical applications using ARINC, FACE™, POSIX APIs
  • Buildroot Linux – Embedded Linux toolchain for general purpose Linux applications

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