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Leading Software Analysis Provider Wins Major Defence Contract

SELEX Galileo begins national deployment of PRQA’s software analysis tools for mission- and safety-critical software development

HERSHAM, UK, 26 August 2008 / — PRQA | Programming Research announces that SELEX Galileo, a member of the Finmeccanica Group and a leading provider of systems for defence and homeland security systems, across air, land, sea and space, has selected PRQA’s QA·C & QA·C++ Language Analysis tools for its UK software development sites in the UK.

SELEX Galileo has a number of development sites in the UK which are responsible for a range of application areas covering Radar and Advanced Targeting, Land, Electronic Warfare , Battlespace and Air & Naval Electronic Warfare Systems. As well as Strategic Systems including the Eurofighter Praetorian Defensive Aids System; ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting, Acquisition & Reconnaissance) technologies, and Fixed Wing & Operational Support.

The overarching requirement was to identify tools that can enforce coding standards, as well as help ensure the code developed matched the aspirations of Selex Galileo’s own high quality directives. Following a thorough evaluation and benchmarking of all the competitive solutions available, SELEX Galileo’s Head of UK Software, Ian Anderson, selected PRQA’s QA·C and QA·C++.

“In our market-place, high reliability and uptime is imperative and therefore the quality of our products needs to be second to none. We feel that the use of Programming Research’s products will contribute significantly to achieving our goals” commented Anderson.

In addition to unparalleled C and C++ analysis capabilities, Anderson and his teams have benefited from the tools’ flexibility. In particular, the ability to integrate with Rhapsody model-driven environment and provide a code quality solution at the generated code stage, fully reporting on hand-crafted segments, and selectively ignoring generated parts proved crucial, as well as the integration with a multitude of compiler environments in use at Selex Galileo.

SELEX Galileo was keen to ensure that its engineers were given sufficient training and consultation to ensure the tools were fast-tracked into its development procedures. PRQA’s support services have facilitated the most efficient introduction of the tools.

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