Prepar3D® at I/ITSEC 2010

The Prepar3D® team was at the I/ITSEC 2010 conference and trade show last week in Orlando. This is the largest show of its type in the world, showcasing the latest in training and simulation technologies. Chester Kennedy, Vice President of Engineering for Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics speaks to the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) about Lockheed Martin and Prepar3D® in a video interview. A highlight is the Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA) shown running Prepar3D®. Click on the video below to see the interview!

Case Studies

Hi, I am very pleased to post the first of many case studies showing Prepar3D® being used.  The first one is the use of Prepar3D® in a Lockheed Martin C-130 simulator training device called the MFTA. Let me know if you would like your Prepar3D® solution to be listed as a case study.  We would be very happy to showcase it! Regards, John

Scalable Display Technologies Provides EasyBlend Compatibility for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® Software

Nov 15, 2010 09:00 ET EasyBlend™ Auto-Calibration Option Enables Immersive Projected Displays CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – November 15, 2010) – Scalable Display Technologies (SDT), a leading provider of software for multi-projection display systems, today announced that Lockheed Martin’s recently launched Prepar3D® professional training and simulation software is shipping “EasyBlend Ready,” enabling it to seamlessly interoperate with SDT’s EasyBlend™ calibration software. Prepar3D® builds on a proven simulation framework for aviation training. Lockheed Martin is customizing it for ground, civil, and logistics applications. Engaging users in immersive experiences with realistic environments, Prepar3D® is an affordable tool for training, evaluating, and preparing personnel for

Showcase Your Work

There is already some very impressive work that is being done by developers using Prepar3D and some of this work can be seen in the Showcase area in the Forum.   Scroll down to see the scenery work of Dean here: This is my favourite shot: And Ralph here: If anyone has some work that they would like to share, please do!  We would love to see what is being done with Prepar3D!! John

Getting Ready for Prepar3D Download

As you know, Prepar3D will be available on Monday next week for purchase and download. The Prepar3D application is a very large file!  The download will be 10.5Gb and the SDK will be an additional 304Mb.  A download manager is a must in order to download successfully and ensure a restart if the connection is interrupted for any reason.   You could download without it if you have a solid reliable internet connection.  Any good download manager that can point to an FTP or HTTP download address will be fine.  I have successfully tested wxDownload Fast (an open source download manager app) with

A week to go

I have to tell you that I am getting excited about the release next week.  With a week to go we are all excited here.  Putting the final touches on the product and wrapping it up so it can go up onto our website.   I know that the product is an amazing achievement for the team.   The developers started with a million + lines of code and the team has managed to create something that is very special and an important step maintaining a 28 year legacy with this product line.    We have certainly encountered some challenges along the way and some areas

Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® Launches Nov. 1

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Prepar3D™, Lockheed Martin’s professional training and simulation software, will be available for purchase starting Nov. 1 on 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

Sensor Sneak Peak

  Hi Everyone I have a couple of screenshots of some of the sensor work that the team is implementing in Prepar3D.   In military and law enforcement, there are sensors attached to cameras that measure infrared radiation to come up with an image.  These are used, particularly at night, in order to see the landscape in front of you and pick out objects that are emitting heat.  There are two main types of infrared sensor imagery.  “Infrared Black Hot” (IR BH) where the warmer the object, the darker it appears, and “Infrared White Hot” (IR WH), which means that the hotter and object, the