US defense contractor Lockheed Martin has acquired 3Dsolve, a maker of advanced simulation software, for an undisclosed sum.
3Dsolve, which is headquartered in the eastern US tech-hub of Cary, North Carolina, makes what some would call grown-up video games used for training and learning simulations in government, military and corporate applications.
The technology uses interactive 3D graphics, multi-media, software engineering, digital artwork, instructional design, and project management for state-of-the-art simulation.
3Dsolve will be absorbed into Lockheed’s LM STS business which is based in Orlando, Florida. All of its workers are expected to remain at the Cary site.
Lockheed, in a statement, said that 3Dsolve’s technology will give it a further leg-up into the nascent training and simulation by allowing it provide a broader array of products and services to its customer base.
Lockheed is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and employs about 140,000 people worldwide. The company reported sales of $39.6bn last year.