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Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B RTOS Selected by L-3 Display Systems for Primary F-35 Panoramic Cockpit Display

Santa Barbara, CA—October 30, 2006
Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in operating systems and development tools for safe and secure systems, today announced that L-3 Communications Display Systems (L-3 Display Systems) has selected the INTEGRITY-178B real-time operating system (RTOS) for the System Processor within the Panoramic Cockpit Display (PCD) for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

The L-3 Display Systems Panoramic Cockpit Display supplies pilot control and display for the major functions of the F-35 aircraft, including flight displays, sensor displays, communication, radio and navigation systems and identification systems, providing the pilot with total situational awareness. This cost-effective, low-weight display is intended for production insertion into the F-35 Lightning II program and is designed to meet the demanding environment of the F-35 fighter aircraft. The display subsystem for the L-3 Display Systems will be integrated with other Operational Flight Program software developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

“L-3 Display Systems selected the INTEGRITY-178B RTOS from Green Hills Software because of its use by Lockheed Martin in other systems onboard the F-35 aircraft,” said Bob McGill, president of L-3’s Displays Group. We have identified INTEGRITY-178B as a partitioned RTOS solution that can simultaneously meet today’s challenging safety, security and information assurance requirements.”

“Green Hills Software is pleased that L-3 Display Systems selected our INTEGRITY-178B RTOS for the development of this important system on the F-35,” said Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “We have developed a complete Platform for Avionics to support the diverse needs of our avionics customers, which includes the INTEGRITY-178B RTOS. INTEGRITY-178B is an ARINC-653-2 full-time and memory-partitioned RTOS and has been certified multiple times to the FAA’s safety-critical standard DO-178B. As a result, the Green Hills Platform for Avionics is the industry choice for avionics systems development where lower risk and faster time-to-market are important considerations.”

The stealthy F-35 is a supersonic, multi-role, 5th-generation fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft, including AV-8B Harriers, A-10s, F-16s, F/A-18 Hornets and United Kingdom Harrier GR.7s and Sea Harriers.

The Green Hills Platform for Avionics is being deployed for a growing list of current and next-generation aircraft including the Lockheed Martin JSF F-35, F/A-22 and F-16. The wide deployment of Green Hills Software’s avionics solutions demonstrates that Green Hills Software is the industry leader and the preferred choice for avionics RTOS solutions.

About L-3 Display Systems

L-3 Display Systems, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of ruggedized display systems for the world’s most demanding applications. L-3 Display Systems’ product line includes a wide variety of displays and processors available to meet a multitude of system architectures for airborne, shipboard and ground-based applications. To learn more about L-3 Display Systems, please visit the company’s web site at

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ kernel, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

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