GNAT Pro to Support Boeing’s Real-time Simulation Systems
AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Development Environment to Support Boeing’s Real-time Simulation Systems
NEW YORK, July 25, 2006 – AdaCore today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its flagship GNAT Pro Ada toolset and development environment to The Boeing Company’s Training Systems & Services (TSS) division in St. Louis, MO, where it will be used for the development of Ada flight simulation code. AdaCore has been supplying Boeing with Ada development tools for real-time aircrew training simulation systems since 2003, including the C-17, the U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow (an all-Ada aircraft), and the F-15E Rapid Prototyping System (RPS). As part of the contract, AdaCore will also be supplying GNAT Pro for the development of training systems for custom Apache aircraft that will be delivered to Japan and Kuwait. TSS specifically utilizes AdaCore’s GNAT Pro, including the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) Integrated Development Environment, for software development, testing and debugging on x86 Linux and x86 Windows platforms.
“Ada has been used successfully in Boeing programs for a number of years, both for training device software development and for adaptation of operational flight programs used in the flight hardware of the aircraft being simulated, “ said Robert Dewar, CEO of AdaCore. “The use of common, proven system components, such as our GNAT Pro Ada environment, means the technology can be easily integrated into a wide variety of systems at a significant cost savings, which maximizes operational readiness and reduces total ownership costs.”
About Boeing’s Training Systems & Services Division
The Boeing Company’s Training Systems and Services (TSS), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., provides the full range of military and government training and mission planning system solutions for domestic and international customers. TSS consists of over 2,400 employees, has operations at six major sites, and provides training support at numerous sites located throughout the world. TSS’ business scope, which is based on years of expertise gained in the design and development of more than 150 trainers for 24 different aircraft, encompasses fully integrated training systems, as well as comprehensive services that include instructors, courseware developers, logistics support and mission planning systems.
About GNAT Pro
GNAT Pro is a robust, flexible, and open Ada development environment with user-friendly licensing, based on the GNU GCC compiler technology. It comprises a full Ada compiler (including support for all major Ada 2005 features), an Integrated Development Environment (GPS, the GNAT Programming Studio), a comprehensive toolset including a visual debugger, and a useful collection of libraries / bindings. GNAT Pro allows development of pure Ada applications as well as Ada components in multi-language systems. It is distributed with complete source code, and is backed by rapid and expert support service. GPS is available on a wide range of host environments for both native and cross-development using GNAT Pro, including UNIX, Windows and GNU/Linux. As evidenced by its successful application by customers worldwide, GNAT Pro is the best choice for reliable and efficient software, across a wide spectrum of applications, including high-integrity systems.
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is GNAT Pro, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide; see http://www.adacore.com/home/company/customers/ for more information.
Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including commercial and defense aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris. www.adacore.com