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Helicopter Simulator: Really Real-time Linux

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Every now and then, you stumble across a software system that you never think about. Such is the case with a Linux-powered helicopter simulator being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And no, you can't run it on your PlayStation 2.

The SH-60K Patrol Helicopter Team Trainer (PHTT) simulator will serve as a training platform for the new SH-60K patrol helicopter that Mitsubishi is building for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. The SH-60K will be carried onboarddestroyers and equipped to carry out missions ranging from anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, to surveillance, transport, and rescue operations. Now how cool would it be to sit in that simulated cockpit for a while?

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