Military Embedded Systems

Ferrous Systems joins Safety-Critical Rust Consortium


June 12, 2024

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Rust graphic courtesy Ferrous Systems

BERLIN, Germany. Rust consultancy and developer Ferrous Systems announced its membership in the Rust Foundation's newly formed Safety-Critical Rust Consortium. 

According to the Ferrous Systems announcement, the primary objective of the consortium is intended to be support of the responsible use of the Rust programming language in safety-critical software, defined as systems whose failure can impact human life or cause severe environmental or property harm. 

Ferrous Systems developed Ferrocene, the first open-source qualified Rust compiler toolchain for safety- and mission-critical systems, offering it in 2023. 

“We are thrilled that the topic is being recognized by the Rust Foundation, and we look forward to working with fellow consortium members to make Rust a first-class language for embedded systems at the highest security levels," said Florian Gilcher, Managing Director of Ferrous Systems.

Ferrocene's latest release, Ferrocene 24.05, is currently qualified for use on x86-64 Linux, targeting 64-bit Arm platforms. Support for 32-bit Arm, RISC-V, and WASM targets, as well as Windows and macOS host machines, is now available in early access for non-qualified use cases. The source code of Ferrocene is fully open source under the MIT OR Apache-2.0 license, including the full qualification documents, and can be found at 


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