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24 Mar 10. Wind River launched its Partner Validation Program for the aerospace and defense market segment with initial partners AdaCore, aicas, ALT Software, Atego, Esterel Technologies, Presagis and PrismTech. Partners in the program will provide their software solutions integrated and validated with the latest releases of Wind River’s industry leading operating systems, VxWorks and Wind River Linux. These partner software solutions are specifically developed for avionics, secure military communications, unmanned systems, and complex control systems. “Performance, safety, and security cannot be compromised in aerospace and defense. By working with market-leading partners, we are committed to helping our customers solve critical business issues,” said Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager, aerospace and defense, Wind River. “Through the Wind River Partner Validation Program, Wind River and its partners reduce software integration risk and enable customers to rapidly deliver projects that comply with the industry’s stringent safety standards RTCA DO-178B and EUROCAE ED-12B Level A, and its security standards Common Criteria EAL4 and EAL6+.” The combined efforts from the Wind River Partner Validation Program will provide a steady stream of partner-validated and supported software reference platforms, allowing developers to focus on building high-value application and system capabilities, with the assurance of longevity and lifecycle support for their deployed platforms. Backed by Wind River’s global support infrastructure, these joint solutions help drive down risk for challenging and complex aerospace and defense programs. Under the program, the following partners will integrate and validate their software with Wind River’s industry-leading embedded operating systems and tools:
*AdaCore: Commercial software solutions for Ada program development;
*aicas: Java analysis and development tools and fully deterministic JamaicaVM for real-time and embedded systems;
*ALT Software: Software solutions that enable 2D and 3D graphics in embedded computing system displays;
*Atego: Design and development tools and services for modeling architectures, complex mission and safety-critical systems and software, along with Ada and Java development solutions;
*Esterel Technologies: Model-based design and verification tools for critical embedded systems that typically require certification;
*Presagis: Human Machine Interface (HMI) modeling tools and graphics drivers for embedded graphics development;
*PrismTech: Middleware and tools for software defined radio and for software based communications.

31 Mar 10. Walchandnagar Industries Limited (WIL), a Rs 700-crore group, which mainly supplies machinery and equipment for nuclear power, aerospace, defence and other turnkey projects, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French naval shipbuilder DCNS, to manufacture critical equipment for Scorpene submarines to be used by the Indian Navy. (Source: Google)

24 Mar 10. Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, today announced its has partnered exclusively with Eurolink Systems, an Italy-based defense systems integrator, to provide its ZX series of rugged computer servers to the Italian navy. Eurolink Systems will supply the ZX1, ZX2 and ZX3 servers to a global communication supplier for integration into on-board computing systems used in the FREMM European multi-mission frigate program. The FREMM European multi-mission frigate is a joint program between France and Italy that originally included plans for a total of 27 FREMM frigates to be built: 17 for the French Navy and ten for the Italian Navy. The frigate is a ship designed to operate in anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, with the capability of carrying out deep strikes against land targets. (Source: Shephard)

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