About 2,000 Boeing programmers will useWorkbench to create software used in an Army program called the Future Combat System, the company plans to announce Friday. That Army project spans a broad swath of computing technology that includes equipment for soldiers, military communications networks and 18 combat systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
With average Workbench costs running between $7,000 and $10,000 per developer, the deal is estimated to be worth between $14 million and $20 million, according to Wind River. There could be other financial benefits too: Wind River's VxWorks and Linux operating system products are expected to be used in some of the equipment.
That's a pretty significant deal for the Alameda, Calif.-based company. For comparison, in the company's most recent quarter, ended Jan. 31, Wind River had revenue of $70.2 million.
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