Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River 653 Platform for UH-60V Cockpit Digitization

By Staff Writer | March 24, 2015

Northrop Grumman has selected the Wind River 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter.

As a part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and secure operating systems, VxWorks 653 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform that supports delivery of safety-critical, integrated modular avionics (IMA) applications. It provides Northrop Grumman with a DO-178C certifiable, upgradable platform that is aligned with the latest government initiatives to reduce program lifecycle costs.

Wind River recently released updates to VxWorks 653, including support for multi-core silicon and robust partitioning for applications that enable multilevel RTCA DO-178C certification, as well as support for the Safety Base Profile of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) 2.1 Technical Standard.


VxWorks 653 is used in over 325 programs by more than 185 customers on over 70 aircraft, and serves as a key technology in a wide range of commercial, military, and space safety- and mission-critical programs, both manned and unmanned, around the globe.

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