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.

#6 Re: Re: Sad day

by Gnu

Tuesday April 6th, 2004 4:12 AM

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Besides, this ship looks as if it were designed for domestic defense, not offensive maneuovers. There's a bit of a difference there.

I just think it's incredibly cool. This is, like, one step shy of Mozilla controlling a nuclear power plant reactor or an air traffic system. Seeing it used in such mission-critical devices is a huge boost in gaining a foothold in large corporate environments, where Mozilla really needs the biggest push and holds the most potential.