Companies continue to build on long-term relationship with cutting-edge technologies
Orlando, FL – IITSEC - November 30, 2011 – Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics solutions, today announced that it has signed a Corporate License Agreement with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and Electro-Optic (EO) surveillance systems. The Presagis-General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Master Standard Terms for COTS Licensing and Services Agreement will enable a closer and more strategic business arrangement between Presagis and GA-ASI, while governing all future business transactions.
“Presagis and GA-ASI have had an excellent long-term business relationship,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, GA-ASI. “Presagis software has been used within GA-ASI’s training systems for many years and we look forward to further implementation of these and new technologies that are being developed and delivered by Presagis.”
Since signing the agreement, Presagis has begun shipping products to GA-ASI for use in Ground Control Stations (GCS) for its Predator-series UAS, as well as for its Block 50 Advanced Cockpit GCS. GA-ASI Training Flight Simulator products are making extensive use of Presagis flight simulation development tools such as: Terra Vista for terrain database development, Creator for OpenFlight 3D model development, Vega Prime for simulated EO sensor visualization, and Vega Prime Sensors for simulated Infrared (IR) and Fusion sensor visualization. STAGE is used for developing and supporting Computer Generated Forces Distributed Interactive Simulation (CGF DIS) exercises that work in conjunction with Vega Prime to allow integration and coordination of moving vehicle scenarios within simulated Predator/Reaper mission operation environments.
Moreover, GA-ASI has implemented Presagis Vega Prime and Presagis World Wide Database (WWDB) for the development of its next-generation GCS, the Block 50 Advanced Cockpit. GA-ASI uses Vega Prime to enhance GCS usability and situational awareness. Presagis software and WWDB (based on CDB specification) enable the Block 50 operator to have situational awareness in any location around the world without having to build a new database.
“The Corporate License Agreement provides GA-ASI with the flexibility needed and facilitates our ongoing business,” said Guillaume Hervé, president of Presagis. “We are currently working closely on supporting the company’s strategic initiatives. For example, development plans for the Block 50 Advanced Cockpit GCS include using Presagis to display synthetic terrain (VegaPrime 5.0).”
Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded graphics solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline workflow, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit www.presagis.com.