Boeing selects Aonix ObjectAda for Tomahawk cruise missile mission planning software

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 29 August 2006. Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced that Boeing has chosen and licensed ObjectAda for Windows. Boeing plans to use Aonix's ObjectAda for Windows for ongoing software development and for migration tasks on the Tomahawk Mission Planning (TMP) Software Platform. Boeing's interest in Aonix's ObjectAda for Windows hinges on several factors, including its compatibility with Microsoft's .NET platform.

Aug 29th, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 29 August 2006. Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced that Boeing has chosen and licensed ObjectAda for Windows. Boeing plans to use Aonix's ObjectAda for Windows for ongoing software development and for migration tasks on the Tomahawk Mission Planning (TMP) Software Platform. Boeing's interest in Aonix's ObjectAda for Windows hinges on several technical factors, including its full compatibility with Microsoft's .NET platform.

Boeing's TMP group initiated a full-scale evaluation of available Ada compiler and tool solutions. Their challenge was to find an Ada vendor with compiler technology able to support a large Ada source code base, meet stringent performance and functionality requirements, and efficiently support a large software development team. In order to port a large code base without requiring a large investment of new engineering resources, Boeing's TMP group needed a multilanguage development environment to accommodate existing C, Fortran, and .NET software assets.

The Aonix ObjectAda for Windows brings the improvements of ObjectAda 8.2 to the Windows development platform. In integrating current Windows improvements with the Aonix Ada 95 compiler, Aonix has delivered enhancements to the object code and symbolic debugging information generation and provided compatibility with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 development tools.

ObjectAda for Windows 8.2 includes the Ada libraries needed for calling Windows Win32 and the Visual C++ .NET 2003 MFC interfaces from application source code written in Ada. In ObjectAda for Windows, these Ada binding libraries are compatible with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 tools and libraries.

ObjectAda for Windows allows developers to choose between the traditional Aonix IDE for development and the new AonixADT Eclipse plug-in. AonixADT incorporates Ada-project awareness, an Ada-language sensitive editor, Ada-language compile and build capabilities, and a Ada debugger interface.

ObjectAda for Windows is available immediately for Windows 2000 and XP platforms, with packages starting at $1495.

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