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US Navy will experience remote ship software update

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US Navy will experience remote ship software update

At the beginning of next year, the US Navy planned a series of tests of a new technology that allows remotely updating the software of ships at sea. According to C4ISRNET, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) aircraft carrier will participate in the tests.


The new technology for remote software updates involves the creation of a digital double, i.e. An exact virtual copy of a real ship. This copy allows you to accurately assess the resource of all components and assemblies of the ship, to conduct virtual tests of new systems and software without the participation of a real ship. Thus, a real ship can be in a voyage, while the new software will be tested on its virtual copy, after which it will already be remotely installed on it, without fear that it might crash or freeze.

Previously, on-board computers were updated only at the bases during maintenance and repair, carried out every few years.

As previously reported, the first real ship to receive a virtual "double" was the aircraft carrier Avraam Lincoln. The next will be the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, for which a digital copy is already being created.

Technology developers suggest that remote ship software upgrades will eliminate software bugs and add new features to programs as new updates become available, rather than at one-piece military bases after a long break due to being in a voyage.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 20 March 2020 17: 16 New
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    soldier Fine! So, our cybersecurity troops have a job.
    1. Werwulf_1989
      Werwulf_1989 20 March 2020 17: 21 New
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      They will go on the attack with American kompukterami, I think they will not even reach the front lol
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 20 March 2020 17: 24 New
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        That's the highlight_ they don't need to run anywhere. And their "kompukters" are honest, domestic.
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 20 March 2020 21: 18 New
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          Quote: newbie
          And their "kompukters" are honest, domestic.

          I imagine the situation, the Pentagon issues an order:
          - Aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln", war, urgently raise planes into the air.
          Response
          - There is no way to fulfill the order, the system is being updated. Call back in an hour. laughing
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 20 March 2020 17: 24 New
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      Quote: newbie
      soldier Fine! So, our cybersecurity troops have a job.

      Hackers can also have fun and try for lice.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 20 March 2020 22: 02 New
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        On this scale, systems without AI elements will not be able to function and update normally. And hackers are not needed. hi
    3. Well done
      Well done 20 March 2020 20: 05 New
      +2
      How they will be surprised at the pre-installed YaDServices and so on ... browsers, navigators ... Have fun on Friday.
    4. andrewkor
      andrewkor 21 March 2020 07: 26 New
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      I completely agree with you, but I will add that the "free" hackers are happily rubbing their hands together in anticipation of another "fun
  2. Proton
    Proton 20 March 2020 17: 23 New
    +1
    And if the service pack is crooked laughing
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 20 March 2020 17: 33 New
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      Quote: Proton
      And if the service pack is crooked

      With a flick of the wrist .. Pants turn .. Prev .. Avik turns into a pl ..
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 March 2020 17: 47 New
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      Quote: Proton
      And if the service pack is crooked

      Just the same, with such an organization of the process, it will not rise.
      1. ghby
        ghby 21 March 2020 10: 11 New
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        why does it not crookedly rise? I think that it can. A virtual copy is not the original, and who knows what it models there and with what tolerances and simplifications.
    3. impostor
      impostor 20 March 2020 17: 50 New
      +1
      And if the service pack is crooked

      Then, with a "light movement of the hand", the Zamwalt iron turns ... turns into a "brick"!
  3. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 20 March 2020 17: 58 New
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    Yeah .. here it is not new for the "ten" so new problems ... "And submit Bill Gates here!" (c) "South Park. Long, not cut off"
    1. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 20 March 2020 18: 49 New
      -1
      There are far from "Windows", and the patch will be protesting a hundred times before the update.
      1. DED_peer_DED
        DED_peer_DED 21 March 2020 00: 30 New
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        Yes, and the patch will be tested a hundred times before the update.

        On a virtual machine, like 10k at Microsoft :)
  4. qobnvmog
    qobnvmog 20 March 2020 18: 55 New
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    Well, for IT professionals this is a familiar thing. They lifted virtual machines on a host with emulators of aircraft carrier equipment for a hypervisor receiving data from aircraft carrier sensors in real time. Now they can be cloned as many as you like and Devops will test updates with real data to produce uninterrupted statistics. Those. the main work was to develop driver emulators for the entire host carrier equipment list, so that the drivers of the original software on the virtual clone could not distinguish them through the hypervisor from the real equipment.
    1. qobnvmog
      qobnvmog 20 March 2020 19: 12 New
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      Actually, I suspect that this is all started for completely different things.
      Two-way communication between the host and the sensors of the aircraft carrier, in fact, will allow controlling the host from virtual clones of workstations to change parameters and run command cycles on real equipment, turning the aircraft carrier into a giant drone.
      But this is a breakthrough.
      1. DED_peer_DED
        DED_peer_DED 21 March 2020 00: 33 New
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        Quote: qobnvmog
        turning an aircraft carrier into a giant drone.

        The main thing is to understand why? Are there fewer people on board than at the Pentagon?
        Is there only one "driver" at the helm and needs supervision?
        1. qobnvmog
          qobnvmog 21 March 2020 01: 37 New
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          Quote: DED_peer_DED
          The main thing is to understand why? Are there fewer people on board than at the Pentagon?
          Is there only one "driver" at the helm and needs supervision?
          - By and large - yes, the aircraft carrier is controlled by "drivers", automated control systems (ACS), for which the actions of personnel are just another data from sensors. Not everything is solved by the "automatic loader", something is easier for people to do. But the automatics have given them commands for a long time. It's just that the "captain" sensor has a higher priority in the hierarchy of execution of the command cycles of the ACS than the "loader operator" sensor.

          “I understand why.” If the new software module crashes already installed on the aircraft carrier, then the consequences of the failure must be eliminated immediately. If the new software module fails in laboratory conditions, then you can not stop it and simulate the discrepancy between what has already been tested and is working at the moment.
          In the case of a virtual aircraft carrier, if you enable feedback, then the real equipment of the aircraft carrier will be possible to switch to remote control of new components. In the event of a malfunction, the control immediately switches to the old version installed on the aircraft carrier and continues to work in parallel.
          The same is true for an already working and proven system. If you make it a virtual clone, then, if the program crashes on the aircraft carrier itself, its functions can immediately be picked up by the backup component of the ACS clone, up to the complete transition to remote control until the critical problems of the ACS of the aircraft carrier itself are eliminated.
  5. Robocat
    Robocat 20 March 2020 19: 06 New
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    27% ...
    Please do not turn off the aircraft carrier. The update is being installed.
  6. faterdom
    faterdom 20 March 2020 19: 48 New
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    Fatal error!
    Format disk C:
    You data success deleted!
    Congratulated!
    You truly Putin.
  7. Kelwin
    Kelwin 20 March 2020 20: 13 New
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    Yeah, let's) And do not forget to include the technical support ship in the order, otherwise it will be a long and tedious call in redmond ...
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 21 March 2020 02: 32 New
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      Quote: KelWin
      Yeah, let's) And do not forget to include the technical support ship in the order, otherwise it will be a long and tedious call in redmond ...

      "- At the moment all operators are busy. Stay on the line. Your call is very important to us ..."
  8. yfast
    yfast 20 March 2020 23: 50 New
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    You can even put open source code. And who the hell breaks if the keys are long.
  9. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED 21 March 2020 00: 26 New
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    This copy allows you to accurately assess the resource of all components and assemblies of the ship, to conduct virtual tests of new systems and software without the participation of a real ship. Thus, a real ship can be in a voyage, while the new software will be tested on its virtual copy, after which it will already be remotely installed on it, without fear that it might crash or freeze.

    After Microsoft fired almost all of its testers and sold off the entire fleet of computers of various configurations, on which all updates were checked for compatibility (by switching to checking for updates on "virtual machines"), Windows 10 is shaking like a fever. Each new version update (and they are rushing uncontrollably ...) brings more and more new problems. What I wish for their crew.
    And, there’s also a remote update, and without a real check on the hardware, and not under the supervision of specialists.
  10. Avior
    Avior 21 March 2020 02: 52 New
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    Microsoft got there too
    Now nuclear carriers are delivered classically "as is" and then patches and updates go in a continuous stream smile
    The next step is automatic scheduled updates ...