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    Lockheed Martin licenses Microsoft ESP IP

    To answer the biggest question first, this is not the future of Microsoft's consumer Flight Simulator product. Flight Sim's fate remains uncertain following the company's decision to disband the studio behind the long-running and beloved product.

    However, it is an example of the core Flight Sim technology living on. Microsoft has reached a deal to license to Lockheed Martin its Microsoft ESP system, which the Redmond company derived from the Flight Simulator project two years ago with an eye toward offering a "visual simulation" platform -- taking the immersive world originally created for Flight Sim and allowing it to be customized for specialized commercial applications.

    Microsoft says it will also look to license the ESP technology to other companies to use and offer to their own customers, as Lockheed will be doing. But in deciding to offer the underlying intellectual property for use and development by other companies, Microsoft is signaling that it doesn't plan to further develop ESP itself.

    "This clearly was not going to be a core piece of our growth," said David Kaefer, Microsoft's general manager of intellectual property licensing, saying the decision was part of Microsoft's broader re-evaluation of its business priorities in the midst of the economic downturn. "What we decided was that it was a lot better to take the investment, earn some money back but also enable our partners to take it forward and succeed."

    Under the licensing agreement, Microsoft says Lockheed is expected to further develop ESP to train warfighters in battle. At the same time, Lockheed's software developers will also extend the technology beyond flight training for use as a general simulation tool by the military and other government agencies.

    Financial terms weren't disclosed, but in general such licensing agreements provide benefits to Microsoft when the people who license its technologies see success with the resulting products.


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    Lockheed Martin-Microsoft Agreement to Bring Better Training to Warfighters

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Nov. 30, 2009 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Microsoft Corp. entered into an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement that allows Lockheed Martin to further develop the Microsoft ESP PC-based visual simulation software platform to better train warfighters for battle.

    Microsoft ESP technology allows users to operate realistic vehicle models that incorporate real-world physics to enhance realism, such as in the interior and instrumentation of a Boeing 747-400 shown here.
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    The agreement provides Lockheed Martin with access to the ESP technology portfolio enabling the company to build cost-effective simulation solutions for customized training for its worldwide customers. Lockheed Martin’s software development teams will extend the current capabilities of ESP to enable a whole new suite of innovative ESP-based solutions that will evolve beyond flight training to include ground and civil agency applications.

    “The training needs of our military and civil government customers continue to expand,” said Chester Kennedy, vice president of Engineering at Lockheed Martin’s Simulation, Training & Support business unit. “Seeking out and developing new innovative solutions such as this one based on the proven Microsoft ESP technology allows Lockheed Martin to provide our customers with new and tailored training systems more quickly and cost efficiently.”

    “Solutions built on Microsoft ESP can engage users in immersive experiences with very realistic environments, making them ideal tools for training, evaluating and preparing personnel for optimal performance in the real world,” said Chris Cortez, general manager of Strategic Programs at Microsoft and a retired Marine Corps major general. “ESP models the entire world and will allow Lockheed Martin’s developers to easily add their own content, objects, scenery, simulation functionality and scenarios to create custom training solutions.”

    The Microsoft ESP IP licensing agreement builds on the existing Microsoft/Lockheed Martin Strategic Alliance to bring meaningful information technology services and products to market and continue to fuel innovation. It is also an example of Microsoft’s broader efforts to collaborate with industry through IP licensing.

    Microsoft ESP is a visual simulation software development platform that brings immersive games-based technology to training and decision support for commercial, government and education organizations.

    A Bell 206B JetRanger police helicopter flying over an urban downtown is one example of how Microsoft ESP enables pilots to navigate through a wide variety of highly-realistic static and animated objects including ground and air vehicles, buildings, and other structures.
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    Visitors to the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando this week can see Lockheed Martin’s first ESP-based solution on display in booth 2049. The Pilatus PC-12 desktop trainer showcases the affordable, powerful training and mission rehearsal capabilities ESP will bring to Lockheed Martin’s customers.




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      Así como un vehículo aéreo no tripulado, entre otros proyectos tecnológicos

      15:21 Ministerio de Defensa presentó simuladores de vuelo elaborados por la FAP

      Lima, ago. 13 (ANDINA). El ministro de Defensa, Rafael Rey, presentó varios proyectos tecnológicos en el área de la seguridad nacional, entre ellos simuladores de vuelo y un vehículo aéreo no tripulado, desarrollados por especialistas de las Fuerzas Armadas, con un significativo ahorro para el Estado.
      Los proyectos están referidos al área de la Defensa y Seguridad Nacional, y “tienen la misma efectividad de equipos modernos en el mercado internacional, pero conllevando un ahorro trascendental de recursos”.

      Entre ellos se encuentra un simulador de vuelo de avión y otro de helicóptero hechos por especialistas de la Fuerza Aérea, a un costo de 85,000 y 19,650 dólares, respectivamente.

      El precio en el mercado internacional del primer equipo llega a los 535,000 dólares y del segundo a 185 mil. Es decir se ahorraron 268,000 y 186,350 dólares en cada caso.