US Navy Catamaran Uses Mozilla as Part of its Command and Control System

Monday April 5th, 2004

Computerworld is reporting that the US Navy's HSV 2 Swift catamaran uses Mozilla technology. The Swift, described as the most technologically advanced vessel produced to date, uses Mozilla as the user interface layer of its COMBATSS command and control system. Thanks to Jesse and Lee Marzke for the news.

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by napolj2

Tuesday April 6th, 2004 12:34 PM

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Imagine the kinds of bugzilla spam we might get. Instead of "You guys need to fix this bug right away. Mozilla sucks.", we might get "We were in the heat of battle and because you guys never bothered to fix this our whole control system crashed. We lost 3 men!" No, I doubt they would use Mozilla in any mission critical sense, at least not without serious testing. And maybe now I can justify the time I spend in bugzilla as "national security work" ;)