Green Hills Software supports Missile System

  • April 11, 2007
  • Green Hills Software
  • News
SANTA BARBARA, CA — April 11, 2007 — Saab Bofors Dynamics AB has selected the Green Hills Software INTEGRITY RTOS, networking middleware and AdaMULTI integrated development environment (IDE) for the next phase of its RBS15 project. The RBS15 is a next-generation fire-and-forget, multi-purpose surface-to-surface missile system. “Reliability was crucial to the Saab Bofors Dynamics team and a major reason for choosing solutions from Green Hills Software,” according to Pontus Björklund, manager Software Architecture and Platform at Saab. “Saab looks for rigorous conformance with all applicable certification schemes, as well as a firm commitment to long-term co-operation to support Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) throughout the lifetime of its projects, including RBS15. Green Hills Software was uniquely able to meet Saab’s requirements, both in terms of development tools and the RTOS for its chosen hardware platform.”Green Hills Software is also providing protocols for high-reliability networking to support control and monitoring of RBS15 units in the field. These form part of a complete development solution from Green Hills Software, providing project benefits, including lower costs and unified technical support, while also maximizing product performance and conformity with defence procurement requirements internationally.“Green Hills has been able to make a valuable contribution to the RBS15 project, working closely with the team at Saab Bofors Dynamics,” said Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer at Green Hills Software. “We are partnering in crucial aspects that simply must be right in order for defence contractors to deliver extremely high performance and reliability with the low life-cycle costs demanded by modern military procurement bodies.”The RBS15 project has unique requirements within the different computer systems. The combination of the INTEGRITY RTOS with an Ada 95 language-based AdaMULTI IDE for Bare Board provides a complete suite of software development tools for mission-critical embedded systems. The Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS is a true real-time operating system that carries reliability, availability, and serviceability credentials. It has been certified multiple times to the FAA’s safety critical standard DO-178B Level A for flight-critical avionics and being used in FDA/CDRH Class II and III life-critical medical devices. INTEGRITY uses hardware memory protection to maximize security without sacrificing real-time performance, and is designed to help embedded designers guarantee resource availability. About Saab Bofors DynamicsSaab Bofors Dynamics supplies high-performance, cost-effective, reliable defence systems that cover all levels of combat and can be used in all conditions from the cold of the Arctic to the arid heat of the desert and the humidity of the jungle. The majority of Saab Bofors Dynamics business is concentrated on research and technology. Operations are divided into the two primary business areas of Missiles and Support Weapons with worldwide well-known products like the anti-ship missile RBS 15, the air-defence missile RBS 70 and the multi-role weapon Carl-Gustaf. Saab Bofors Dynamics is headquartered in Karlskoga, Sweden.About Green Hills SoftwareFounded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY and velOSity real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity microkernel, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI integrated development environments and TimeMachine tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Learn More

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