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.

#4 Re: Sad day

by Jens_B

Tuesday April 6th, 2004 3:43 AM

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Oh, come on... Although I'm against militarism, war and unneccessary military operations, I would never find it "sad" that military forces use general-purpose tools (for "bad" things) I normally use for something else ("good"): Think of screwdrivers, electric light, computer keyboards, cell phones, GPS (and the internet, as Gnu pointed out below)...

Btw.: Would be interesting to know how the "Mozilla=Communism"-people react to Mozilla being used by a democratic/capitalistic state's army :-)