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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: Glenn Booker <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 16:43:50 -0400
From: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
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Glenn Booker wrote:
> The STARS system is for managing terminal (i.e. near airports) air traffic
> control.  It is largely written in Ada...

Tom Rhoads claimed it was written largely in C, by Raytheon and
Hughes.  That jibes better with my sense that Raytheon has been
using C/C++ rather than Ada for their ATC systems.  Lockheed-Martin
(nee' IBM Fed. systems and then Loral) uses Ada for theirs.

> By the way, this information came from a meeting today at the FAA Technical
> Center, so I think it's fairly reliable!

Which piece of the information?  Does anyone else have
more information and/or corroboration?

> Glenn Booker

-Tucker Taft
-Tucker Taft   [log in to unmask]
Technical Director, Distributed IT Solutions  (
AverStar (formerly Intermetrics, Inc.)   Burlington, MA  USA