MBDA missile company adopts AdaCore's GNAT Pro development environment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (ESC), 10 April 2007. Missile systems company MBDA has entered into a three-year agreement to license AdaCore's GNAT Pro development environment, which will serve as its corporate Ada standard. The initial agreement covers 80 developers, and enables MBDA to add additional licences as needed.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (ESC), 10 April 2007. Missile systems company MBDA has entered into a three-year agreement to license AdaCore's GNAT Pro development environment, which will serve as its corporate Ada standard. The initial agreement covers 80 developers, and enables MBDA to add additional licences as needed.

MBDA chose AdaCore and GNAT Pro for the variety of platforms it supports, including native hosts, such as Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, and GNU/Linux. GNAT Pro also supports embedded targets for bare board PowerPC and all WindRiver VxWorks platforms.

The license covers Ada, C, and add-on requirements for eight native and cross platforms.

MBDA is using AdaCore products on a number of high-reliability and mission-critical projects, including the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), JERNAS ground-based defense system, and the Principal Anti-Air Missile System (PAAMS). The Ada language enables MBDA to create maintainable, safety-related code for its products.

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