> 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++.