> From: jim hopper[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To: jim hopper
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 8:48 AM
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> Subject: Ada Project List
> Mike looking at your list i see the B1 listed as Ada project. i
> worked on a flight sim for b1 as it was being built called
> Engineering Research Sim that was the first available training sim
> for the b1. we built it concurrently with the plane. Anyway i spent
> a fair amount of time studying Boeing docs for the avionics software,
> and was at Boeing Seattle once and spend some time in their test
> labs. The avionics software is pretty much contemporary with the
> beginnings of Ada as it was written in like 83/84 time frame, and as
> i recall the Avionics software was jovial not ada. same for the
> ALQ161 EW suite.
> its not impossible they have switched out computers and rewritten the
> software. Where did you hear it was ada project?
The block E and F upgrades to the offensive avionics system are running Ada95 on 603E processors. Existing JOVIAL has been translated to Ada and new functionality is written in Ada. I'm not sure if they are using Apex or Green Hills for the development environment.
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