Lockheed Martin Selects VectorCAST for DO-178B Level A Equivalent Software Development on C-130J Super Hercules Systems

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Mixed language support enables improved software quality and development effectiveness.

We carefully evaluated a number of tools and we were very impressed with the level of automation provided by the VectorCAST solution. Using VectorCAST, we expect to experience improvements to our overall software development process productivity.

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for mission and safety critical embedded systems, announced today Lockheed Martin Corporation has chosen the VectorCAST platform for integrating and testing their C-130J Super Hercules Special Mission Processor software.

Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules is the world's most advanced tactical airlifter. Designed specifically as a multi-role, multi-mission aircraft, the C-130J Super Hercules is the only airlifter with the range and flexibility for emerging theaters and evolving concepts of operation.

Lockheed Martin selected VectorCAST following an extensive evaluation process. Vector Software’s VectorCAST solution was proven to integrate seamlessly with Lockheed Martin’s existing development environment. VectorCAST’s ability to support mixed C++ and Ada languages, interface to IBM® Rational® DOORS®, and support for DO-178B Level A certification were key aspects to Lockheed Martin’s decision.

“We carefully evaluated a number of tools and we were very impressed with the level of automation provided by the VectorCAST solution”, said Steven Lincoln, C-130 Software Development Manager of LM Aeronautics. “Using VectorCAST, we expect to experience improvements to our overall software development process productivity.”

The VectorCAST platform has been implemented across hundreds of projects in multiple vertical industries, such as avionics, defense, automotive, medical devices, high speed rail, and industrial controls.

"Vector Software has maintained a long-term relationship with Lockheed Martin and the C130 program. Their C-130J Super Hercules development team started using VectorCAST back in 1994”, said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software. “We are pleased to continue to support their development efforts.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the leading provider of automated software testing tools for developers of safety critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. The VectorCAST tools support the C, C++, and Ada programming languages.

Vector Software’s Product Family
VectorCAST/C++
VectorCAST/Ada
VectorCAST/RSP
VectorCAST/Cover
VectorCAST/Manage
VectorCAST/Requirements Gateway
Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
DO-178B and FDA Qualification Packages
More information about the products offered by Vector Software can be found at: http://www.vectorcast.com/software-testing-products

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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