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Speel Partner is partnering with DiSTI Corporation to use the latter’s GL Studio safety-critical software for development of the head-up display (HUD) on the Aero Vodochody L-39NG advanced trainer, the Orlando-based company announced on 2 February.

Josef Slechta an avionics systems designer and HUD-39 Project Leader at Speel Praha, explains. “When we were approached by our longtime partner, Aero Vodochody Aerospace, to build a head-up display system for their L-39NG latest generation and advanced jet trainer, we didn't hesitate to turn to DiSTI and their Safety-Critical Graphics software generation toolchain […] Thanks to this perfectly integrated toolchain, we were able to generate code and test within our simulator environment without having to use the target hardware platform. Only after all is thoroughly tested and verified that the code is deployed ‘as is’ to our MP-39 Mission Processor on the L-39 aircraft. For our purposes, the DiSTI toolchain turned out to be what we would call ‘rapid software development at its best.’ […] DiSTI engineers are true aficionados of 3D computer graphics engineering. Not only are the tools they provide state-of-the-art, powerful, and user-friendly, but their great support with clever ideas also helped us get our HUD-39 graphics software up and running swiftly while speeding time to deployment.”

The L-39NG advanced jet trainer manufactured by Aero Vodochody Aerospace. (Photo via DiSTI Corporation)

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