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MHI Selects Concurrent's RedHawk Real-Time Linux For Japanese Naval Defense

Concurrent To Support Time-Critical Simulation Applications For The Agency

Concurrent announced that the Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, (MHI), based in Japan, has selected Concurrent products for use in SH-60K Patrol Helicopter Team Trainer (PHTT) simulators. Concurrent's iHawk systems powered by RedHawk Linux will be used for the new SH-60K patrol helicopter currently being developed for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

"Concurrent's open-source Linux computing platform provides the ideal, real-time environment necessary for simulation training of Japan's naval aircraft," said Simulator Design Section Manager, Kiyoshi Fujii of MHI. "Concurrent's customer-driven focus is reflected in their ability to exceed technical requirements under demanding timelines."

The SH-60K PHTT simulators will serve as training platforms for the new SH-60K variant of the Seahawk helicopter, which is carried onboard a destroyer, and equipped to carry out versatile missions, such as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, surveillance, transport, and rescue operations. MHI's demanding requirement to capture RGB graphics at extremely high rates led MHI to choose Concurrent technology for its real-time processing capabilities, open architecture design and reliability in meeting tight deployment schedules.

"MHI is one of the most respected international names in the construction of military and commercial equipment," said Osamu Nakamura, President of Concurrent Nippon Corporation, the Japanese arm of Concurrent. "Concurrent's real-time technology is an ideal complement to MHI's aerospace and defense product lines and we are honored to be selected for this new program."

Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating system provides fast response to external events, optimized interprocess communication and high I/O throughput needed for time-critical applications. RedHawk Linux, compatible with the popular Red Hat distribution, has gained acceptance as a leading real-time Linux operating system for high-performance applications for customers throughout the world. RedHawk Linux guarantees that a user application can respond to an external event in less than 30 microseconds on a dedicated processor.

Concurrent's COTS-based iHawk systems are powered by up to eight Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors and up to 64 GB of memory in rack mount and tower enclosures. iHawks are true symmetric multiprocessors that run a single copy of RedHawk Linux. Configurable with a wide range of commercially available components, the iHawk is the ideal platform for today's simulation, data acquisition, process control and other mission-critical applications.

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linux news desk 09/19/06 07:09:02 AM EDT

Concurrent announced that the Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industry,(MHI)has selected Concurrent products for use in SH-60K Patrol Helicopter Team Trainer (PHTT) simulators. Concurrent's iHawk systems powered by RedHawk Linux will be used for the new SH-60K patrol helicopter currently being developed for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.