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Thales Air Systems Selects Aonix PERC Ultra For Java Execution on Ground Radar Systems

Proven determinism and performance crucial for system success cited as primary decision criteria

Mar 03, 2009 - 15:37 PM

NORMANDIE is a French radar system, funded and managed by the DGA ( Délégation Générale à l’Armement ) and dedicated to Ballistic missile tracking and measurement during the last part of the fly. GM 400 is a new high, medium and low-altitude fully digital radar family of products providing unmatched detection performances as well as outstanding operational availability. With an operational availability of greater than 99.9 percent and a mean time between critical failures of more than 3000 hours, the GM 400 is setting new standards in the air defense radar market. The PERC Virtual Machine is expected to be implemented and deployed in all the of new generation ground based radars sold by Thales.

Initial programs are using the PERC toolchain including Aonix’s newest PERC family member, PERC Ultra on Linux as the host development environment targeting PERC’s Virtual Machine on x86 multi-core processors. The applications use a combination of Thales proprietary middleware written in C combined with Java code enabled by the Java™ Native Interface (JNI). An important feature of PERC Ultra, the Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compiler helped Thales to generate binary executables strategic to protection against end-user code tampering or reverse engineering.

AONIX has additionally delivered professional services to help PERC Ultra users at Thales optimize their applications and improve execution performance including, a customer-specific training course handled the needs of coding in Java™ with hard real time constraints.

About Thales
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales’s leading-edge technology is supported by 22,000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group’s civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with 2007 revenues of €12.3 billion.

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