Linux Helicopter Drones

The US Navy just signed a $34 million dollar contract with Raytheon, to convert and install, up to 168 (VTOLs) vertical take-off and landing drones, from Windows-based to Linux-based drones.

The VTOL drone model is called MQ-8B, which are already used in Africa, Libya and Afghanistan. The Navy did not elaborate the reasons for the switch. Let me take a wild guess. It’s probably about security and stability.

This is a great win for Linux.