IBM Rational solutions for aerospace and defense

Success with model-driven development for DO-178B projects

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Deliver new capabilities while managing costs

Aerospace and defense companies are faced with stiff challenges. Competition is increasingly fierce in commercial aviation. In defense, budgets are tightening, but the need for new capability keeps increasing. IBM Rational can help meet these challenges.

Reduce risk and improve governance

IBM helps aerospace & defense programs deliver on time, within budget, reducing risk of program overruns and cancellation.

Improve systems engineering, improve program results

IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering helps reduce program risk, improve schedule, and decrease costs through requirements-driven design, model-driven systems development, with its requirements management and modeling tools.

Enterprise architectures and systems of systems

IBM Rational helps companies assign "value" to product and systems investments to maximize profitability-- to understand the cost to the business vs. the value of the system; introduce new capabilities or components into a living ecosystem with a clear understanding of the risks and impacts; helps manage the complexity of specifying requirements, designing, developing, testing and operating an ecosystem as a core business process within an enterprise. IBM also helps companies comply with DoDAF and MoDAF requirements.

Improving software delivery

IBM helps A&D companies reduce the cost of developing safety critical systems and demonstrating compliance with standards such as DO178B; helps improve embedded software delivery and software delivery capabilities.

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