Software development and verification has become increasingly important for all aerospace systems. Because military aircraft systems integrators often rely on suppliers familiar with the civil market, the infrastructure and familiarity with RTCA DO-178C “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification” is often leveraged as part of supplier contracts.
Integrating this civil standard into a coherent development lifecycle compliant with defence standards requires care , diligence and expertise , particular with respect to gap analysis between the civil and defence methodologies . One way of ensuring success is to seek consultancy support from a provider who is experienced and expert in this specialist field. LDRA Certifications Services (LCS) is an example of such a con sultancy.