BAE SYSTEMS Develops Eurofighter Typhoon with I-Logix's Statemate

7/16/2004 - I-Logix, a leading provider of system design and software development solutions, announced that BAE SYSTEMS will use I-Logix’ Statemate product and consulting services for development of the Eurofighter Typhoon. Standardizing on I-Logix’ Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment, BAE will significantly reduce development time and costs by enabling project teams to develop complex designs with confidence that errors or failures are rectified early, as well as increasing communication between partners and suppliers. The selection of I-Logix’ Statemate for this massive project once again reinforces I-Logix leadership in providing Model-Driven Development solutions to the Aerospace Industry.

BAE SYSTEMS will utilize I-Logix’ Model-Driven Development process for the future development of the Eurofighter Typhoon systems. The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile, single-seat fighter, swing-role weapon system, developed in co-operation between four European countries, under production on a work-share basis by EADS, Alenia Aeronautica and BAE SYSTEMS. BAE SYSTEMS selected Statemate, after extensive evaluation of leading modeling tools, for its ease-of-use and powerful simulation capabilities. Statemate Model-Driven Development provides BAE SYSTEMS with an executable model, which acts as a "common language", removing both ambiguity and misinterpretation while improving communication within BAE SYSTEMS, their partners and suppliers. MDD will replace the static design tools originally selected for requirements specification and design, thus enabling an iterative development environment conducive to future component re-use. Implementing Statemate ensures BAE SYSTEMS will benefit from time and cost savings, while adopting an industry standard toolset that is supportable and maintainable moving forward.

"By moving to the I-Logix’ Model-Driven Development environment, we expect to be able to work in a concurrent engineering manner, identifying the majority of faults with the requirements and design very early in the lifecycle," said Steve Wheatley, BAE SYSTEMS Enhanced Process & Toolset LPS Group Leader. "In addition, Model-Driven Development will allow regression testing for identification of potential design faults, providing early qualification of design components. The net result is that Statemate will allow the project teams to develop complex designs with confidence that the majority of errors or failures can be discovered and rectified early, resulting in a significant decrease in cost and time."

"We are thrilled that BAE SYSTEMS has selected I-Logix’ Model-Driven Development products and consulting services for this project," said Neeraj Chandra, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. "This is further endorsement of the importance Model-Driven Development plays within the Aerospace Industry. I-Logix continually strives to provide the industry leading solution for iterative development, enabling up front testing and error identification, while improving overall project communication and productivity. I-Logix, with Aerospace market leading position, looks forward to further strengthening its longstanding and strategic relationship with BAE SYSTEMS." About BAE Systems BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately £12 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations. BAE Systems, innovating for a safer world.

About I-Logix
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is a leading provider of Model-Driven Development (MDD) solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers to graphically model the behavior and functionality of their embedded systems, analyze and validate the system, and automatically generate production quality code in a variety of languages. I-Logix also offers iNotion®, a product lifecycle management portal designed for software; coupling product development, quality assurance, marketing and the customer by providing instant, controllable, web-based access to development artifacts and product management services 24/7 worldwide. For more information, please visit our website

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