Software used by the Armed Forces

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  1. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Could anyone please shed some light on which software is used by the armed forces of India, who writes them and what are the overall features of these programs.
    1. Operating system of army battle simulator computers
    2. Program used for battle simulation
    3. Programs used in tanks to calculate target position and turret position
    4. Software of indigenous fighters like LCA
    5. Software in Ballistic missiles
    6. Software in AAMs and SAMs
    7. Software used by the Strategic Forces and NCA
    8. Programs written to control and operate radars
    9. Programs to control locomotion of submarines/ships
    Obviously, this list is not exhaustive. Anyone with unclassified/declassified knowledge about these things, kindly post.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    In most TV programs where the armed forces are seen to be using computers, you see an all familiar default winXP screen, sadly. Not even BOSS linux.
     
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    DRDO, Various departments of IITs, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Statistical Institute etc are all directly involved in such projects. Indian Armed forces employ highly educated and brilliant Engineers and Developers, graduates from IITs/NITs.
     
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    @Yusuf I've watched a simulation software for tank battle in an army camp visit. There was virtual Battle field display on screen and the chair on which the man to be trained sits, moves according to conditions of virtual tank in virtual battle field. Some armoured vehicles also had partially touch screen controls and capabilities to contact with others. :)
     
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    is BOSS part of the plan current or near future?? I am sure Microsoft OS was in use at some point of time so was Symantec security program..
    I am guessing Govt will have access to full source code before using that program in the critical places (search about Symantec source code leak)
     
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    Access to source code, yes, it would be ok. But any security minded person would compile their own binaries, so should the military. Unfortunately there are no reports of BOSS being used in government agencies, let alone military. In this age of cyber warfare, the idea that a military is not in control of its source codes, is appalling.
    @pmaitra Any thoughts on the topic?
     

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