Working for Thales on Capella is an open source success story for IncQuery Labs.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Since 2014, IncQuery Labs has been successfully working with Thales who has significantly invested for more than 15 years in the development of Capella, an integrated systems engineering toolchain, which is used throughout the Group. They used IncQuery Labs to provide both software engineering and research services, specializing in tool customization.
The Capella toolchain is used in a wide range of all Thales application domains. It is used daily by several thousand highly skilled engineers in order to work with complex systems engineering tasks. As a strategic decision, Thales has started open sourcing more and more components of these tools since 2013, in the framework of the Capella Eclipse PolarSys Project. The goal of this project was to create an ecosystem around their technology and accelerate its development.
Working for Thales on Capella is an open source success story for IncQuery Labs. We started providing Thales with professional support and worked on a feature to allow the ability to running ad-hoc queries on their design models, a feature that is high in demand when working with complex projects. In order to improve user friendliness, we also worked together to develop a graphical query language.
Our collaboration with Thales has also highlighted the importance of industrialized research. Our way of working naturally integrates with the processes of internal development departments, or subsidiaries. IncQuery Labs has contributed to several studies on various tool engineering related topics, helping Thales save on costs of high-risk-high-gain experiments. Thales was very satisfied with the outcome and harmony that was created with their engineers when working together. This is a highlight success for IncQuery Labs and can be a manifest to the skillfulness that our team delivers.