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Aonix PERC Ultra Virtual Machine passes muster on modernized guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill

Mar 29, 2010 - 23:38 PM


Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, has announced the successful deployment of its industry-leading Aonix PERC Virtual Machine technology in support of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Java language components used in the Aegis Open Architecture System during recent combat tests. The guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), modernized with the Aegis Weapon System, completed an operational trial of its full combat system.

Already deployed in thousands of fielded systems in the military/aerospace, telecommunications, transportation and industrial control markets, Aonix PERC Ultra is used by Lockheed Martin in its Aegis Weapon System, providing deterministic, real-time performance and high productivity development. Aonix PERC Ultra additionally provides the instrumentation and VM management tools necessary to support the mission-critical real-time requirements of the Aegis Weapon System.

“We are extremely pleased to celebrate with Lockheed Martin the successful trials of Bunker Hill’s Aegis Weapon System,” commented James B. Gambrell, Executive Chairman at Atego. “As a supplier to mission and safety-critical system developers, we understand that building large, complex and operationally intensive systems is incredibly demanding, and Atego is pleased to be part of this winning team.”

The Aegis Weapon System is the world’s premier naval defense system and the sea-based element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. Its precision SPY-1 radar and integrated command and control system seamlessly guides the interceptor and uplinks target track information to the missile for terminal homing. Its ability to detect, track and engage targets ranging from sea-skimming cruise missiles to ballistic missiles in space is proven.

“The combat readiness trials assert rigorous stress on the systems they test,” said Jim Sheridan, Lockheed Martin’s director, Aegis U.S, Navy Programs. “We appreciate Atego’s technical team’s dependability, responsiveness and support during our development and testing cycle.”

The 92 Aegis-equipped ships currently in service around the globe have more than 1,000 years of at-sea operational experience and have launched more than 3,500 missiles in tests and real-world operations. In addition to the U.S., Aegis is the maritime weapon system of choice for Australia, Japan, Norway, South Korea and Spain.

About the Aonix PERC family

Atego’s Aonix PERC Ultra is a virtual machine and toolset expressly created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring J2SE support. Aonix PERC Ultra delivers the ease and efficiency of Java Standard Edition support without sacrificing integrity, performance, or real-time behavior. The latest version, PERC Ultra 5.3, offers Ahead-of-Time (AOT) and Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support.

Shipping and availability

Aonix PERC Ultra is available now from Atego. Aonix PERC provides customers use of its development tools at no charge in combination with a maintenance contract. Target execution and deployment license pricing is available on request.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.


About Atego:

Atego is a world leading software tools and professional services company, focused on helping organizations engineer complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software. With today’s systems and software engineering projects continually growing in complexity, Atego Vantage collaborative design and development environment, Atego Perspective MB-PLE process and expert professional services enable abstraction, optimization and automation – dramatically increasing quality, security and productivity.


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