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Reducing cost of Defensive Code – the Ada 2012 approach

Reducing Cost of Defensive Code – The Ada 2012 Approach

By Quentin Ochem and Martyn Pike, AdaCore

We’ve heard that a million times already, and are getting ready to hear it a million times again: software development is more and more important in industrial processes, and software reliability is becoming more and more of a key concern. The cost of software failure is not restricted to any specific market or limited to purely financial penalty with serious impact also eroding reputation and brand names. Developing reliable software involves many things, from qualified personnel to development tools, programming guidelines, requirements definition and quality assurance. The ultimate goal is either to reduce the probability of software error, or reduce the impact of said software errors.

Worldwide passenger and air cargo transport up 5 percent, ACI reveals

Worldwide passenger and air cargo transport up 5 percent, ACI reveals

MONTRÉAL, 4 Sept. 2015. Global passenger traffic grew 5.7 percent and worldwide airport cargo increased 4.7 percent in 2014, even in the face of global uncertainties, according to the latest World Airport Traffic Report from Airports Council International (ACI) in Montreal, Canada.

In-flight entertainment & connectivity market worth $5.8 billion by 2020

In-flight entertainment & connectivity market worth $5.8 billion by 2020

PUNE, India, 3 Sept. 2015. The global in-flight entertainment & connectivity (IFEC) market will reach $5.8 billion (USD) by 2020 from $2.85 billion in 2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.23 percent during the forecast period (2015 to 2020), according to the latest report from MarketsandMarkets.

Lockheed Martin delivers first two F-35A Lightning II military jets to Hill AFB

First two F-35A Lightning II military fighter jets arrive at Hill AFB

HILL AFB, Utah, 3 Sept. 2015. The long-awaited and much-anticipated F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), a stealth multirole military fighter jet from Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT], took another step forward with the delivery of the first two F-35A Lightning II aircraft to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base (AFB). Two F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variants, known as AF-77 and AF-78, were delivered; 70 more F-35As are scheduled for delivery to the military base. 

NASA’s New Horizons space exploration mission benefits from Microsemi FPGAs, power supplies, electromechanical relays

NASA’s New Horizons space exploration mission benefits from Microsemi FPGAs, power supplies, electromechanical relays

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 2 Sept. 2015. High-reliability power supplies, electromechanical latching relays, several JANS class diode and transistor discrete devices, and RTSX-SU field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi Corp. (Nasdaq:MSCC) are used in imaging cameras onboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft supporting its exploration mission to Pluto. Microsemi’s space solutions are which are used in imaging cameras providing remarkable high-resolution images of Pluto, as well as in the communications systems and other avionics and payload systems.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Tactical Mission Computer technology for use in the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) ANKA Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS).

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

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METADATA SUPPORT ENHANCES INDUSTRY-LEADING HD VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM CURTISS-WRIGHT

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