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

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