- Mar 24, 2009
I will say you are not from computer science background.The software may have been developed using some US tool, but the software itself is french to avoid hack.
As all the civilian Boeing are developped using the french catia software, but they are american product.
You don't actually write code. You draw models and functional implementation of these models. Software like Ansys SCADE and Matlab/Simulink generate code automatically for target hardware.
This generated code is the software deployed on every mission computer.
Software like catia are used in mechanical design. Once the design is fixed you can go without such software but you still need code to be deployed mission computer.
American licensing terms are infectious and this way the enforce ITAR along with semiconductors.
Just a tidbit Germans have stated stealing French clients.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to Use Siemens Xcelerator for All New Programs