Presagis Delivers COTS Software Tools to Israeli Air Force for New F-16I Flight Trainer

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Interoperability, correlation and rich visual simulation capabilities crucial to pilot training success.

Accurate and detailed content is vital to the development of realistic, immersive simulations

Presagis, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded display graphics software for the aerospace and defense industry, today announced the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has successfully integrated a series of Presagis COTS software solutions to support the development of its new Flight and System Trainer for the F-16I aircraft. IAF will be using the Presagis image generator, Lyra, and content creation solutions, Creator Terrain Studio, Creator Virtual Texture Studio and Creator Pro, to construct virtual terrain for F-16I aircraft simulator training exercises.

"Accurate and detailed content is vital to the development of realistic, immersive simulations," said Robert Kopersiewich, Vice President, Product Management, Presagis. "In order to achieve great content, it is critical that modeling and simulation tools integrate seamlessly into a project's workflow. Presagis software compatibility with the IAF's current terrain database and hardware systems eased the integration process and optimized productivity to achieve a positive training environment. "

The Flight and System Trainer was developed by the IAF, in conjunction with Elbit Systems Limited and Presagis to assemble the new F-16I aircraft training system for mission training capabilities; specifically air-to-surface and surface-to-air weapons delivery training and night vision goggle simulations.

Originally selected for its high-fidelity visual simulations, Presagis software solution's interoperability and correlation capabilities with existing training systems provided IAF with an easy to manage solution. Each Presagis software tool intuitively draws from IAF's current assets to deliver customer-specific configuration files, including dynamic "geo-specific" simulation features designed to generate immersive and realistic images for engaging pilot training exercises aboard the F-16I flight trainer. The Presagis content creation and visualization solutions are an integral part of the F-16I simulator system. The tools are optimized to work together in highly complex, real-time 3D environments using off-the-shelf hardware and open standards, providing the IAF with a highly interoperable software solution that integrates smoothly with existing systems.

"The IAF Flight and System Training for the F-16I aircraft is a unique project bringing together industry leaders in simulation technology," said Alon Zuckerman, Program Manager, Elbit Systems Limited. "Integration of Presagis software with Elbit and Lockheed Martin technologies was key to the success of this project."

Presagis content creation and visualization solutions, Creator, Creator Terrain Studio, Creator VT Studio and Lyra image generator are core to the Presagis family of modeling and simulation technologies. They are designed to create highly optimized and rich, real-time 3D content for visual and urban simulation applications, and adapt to high-performance content

to deliver immersive simulation environments with the highest level of visual realism. Presagis visualization solutions are ideally suited to meet the stringent requirements of military applications like those of the IAF and provide game quality visuals at military grade performance, enabling organizations to effectively utilize the latest hardware advances with existing content.

About Presagis
Presagis is a world leader in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software, and creator of the first unified COTS modeling and simulation software portfolio for the global aerospace and defense markets. Presagis is built on a combined legacy of innovation and service, delivering superior customer value through rapid technology advancement. 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 http://www.presagis.com.

About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world. The Elbit Systems Group, which includes the company and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Group also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.

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