> The STARS system is for managing terminal (i.e. near airports) air traffic
> control. It is largely written in Ada, but the test cited was misleading,
> as it was performed on slower processors than the operational system will
> use, and the code was not optimised for the actual platform used. Comparing
> the test to real-world use would be like comparing apples and oranges.
> STARS has frequently been cited for being behind schedule because the system
> is ambitious in scope (see GAO reports), but the system itself is pretty
> well done, from all accounts I hear.
Also, the article was based on a fairly old report
_written_by_Raytheon's_competitor. (Raytheon did STARS.)
I don't recall the source, but I heard STARS was in C++.