ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Prepar3D™, Lockheed Martin’s professional training and simulation software, will be available for purchase starting Nov. 1 on www.prepar3D.com for $499 per licensed copy.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) created Prepar3D™ (pronounced “prepared”), based on Microsoft® ESP™ technology, as a training application for military, educational, civil and aviation professionals. The Prepar3D™ software lets individuals and organizations conduct realistic training by engaging users in immersive environments. It can also be used for evaluating and preparing people for real world assignments and tasks.
“We believe this enhanced training capability will be a great asset not only for aviation professionals, but also for emergency responders, maritime forces and others,” said Chester Kennedy, vice president of engineering at Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics. “Delivering Prepar3D™ direct to users over the Web provides a real-time, low-cost response between identifying a mission need and implementing a solution.”
At www.prepar3D.com, users can buy the software and download a software development kit to create add-ons such as aircraft, instruments, boats, buildings and other environmental features. Additionally, Lockheed Martin is launching a Prepar3D™ Development Network to which software and hardware developers can subscribe for a monthly fee. The developer subscription includes two development license copies of Prepar3D™, software tools, add-ons and support forum access to grow Prepar3D™ capabilities.
Lockheed Martin began furthering development of the Microsoft® ESP™ COTS program in late 2009 and since then has added features including the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocol, sensors, global underwater capabilities, multi-channel support for dome displays, and a rapid cockpit design capability. Future plans call for expanding training capabilities for military and civil applications for ground forces, seaport load crews and heavy equipment operators.
Visitors to the Interservice, Industry, Training, Education and Simulation Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando this November can see Prepar3D™ on display in the Lockheed Martin booth.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.