Licensing deal signed for 3D war simulation

May 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. simulation and 3D visualization technology company has signed a licensing deal with Kongsberg, a Norwegian defense and aerospace company.

Under the agreement, Kongberg will use Havok's simulation technologies in the development of immersive simulation training systems .

Among the 3-D systems to be leveraged are Havok Vision Engine, Havok Physics, Havok Destruction, Havok Animation, Havok AI, and Havok Script.

"Kongsberg is a veteran defense and aerospace contractor driven by their dedication to develop best-in-class solutions for their clients and diligent in their third party technology acquisitions," said Cory Kumm, director of Military & Simulation at Havok. "Following extensive investigation, prototyping and comparative evaluation of Havok technology our entire product portfolio was selected by Kongsberg to use as part of a common core technology infrastructure for simulation and training development across the company."

Kongsberg said Havok technologies would enable the building of "a multitude of training systems to meet the specific requirements of our clients, from operator, driver and combat training to multi-player war gaming."

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