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Press release: Havok Enters Enterprise License Agreement with Kongsberg for Havok’s New Simulation Technology

Industry Leader in Military Training and Simulation Standardizes on Havok’s Technology to Deliver High-Quality Simulation Training Across Multiple Training Programs

SAN FRANCISCO — Havok, a leader in real-time simulation and 3D visualization technology, has entered into an agreement with Kongsberg, a Norway-based premier international supplier of defense and aerospace-related systems. The new contract will allow Kongsberg to utilize Havok’s 3D full-featured simulation technology, including Havok Vision Engine, Havok Physics, Havok Destruction, Havok Animation, Havok AI, and Havok Script, as part of an effort to build high-quality, immersive simulation training systems for a wide range of training scenarios for their clients.

Havok Destruction engine. (Image courtesy Havok.)

“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 is already taking advantage of Havok technology on one of many projects under development that are due to be commercially delivered within only a few months of their technology acquisition. The first of many projects will bring entirely new technology and training capabilities to the market all within project timeline scope and budget.

“The extended feature set from Havok will enable us build a multitude of training systems to meet the specific requirements of our clients, from operator, driver and combat training to multi-player war gaming,” remarked Torberg Fremnes, Product Manager, Simulation & Training at Kongsberg. “The ability to accomplish all of this with Havok’s integrated technology allows us to save costs and deliver more programs with greater capability, due in part to the advanced technology and workflow of Havok in addition to efficiency savings from having a common core technology our company can leverage across all our programs.”

Kongsberg will take advantage of Havok’s updated simulation technology which incorporates new capabilities for simulation development. The new technology provides training system developers with a complete end-to-end development toolkit for creating compelling, high-quality simulation and training.

About Havok

Havok, an Intel company, was founded in 1998 and is a leading provider of simulation and 3D visualization technologies. With a dedicated business division to serve the Military and Simulation industry, and close collaborations with leading technology partners in the space, Havok strives to deliver best-in-class simulation technologies, support, and professional services and ensure the success of simulation and training projects for its partners and customers. With over 12 years serving the commercial games arena, Havok is battle-hardened and well adept to accommodating the most demanding technology requirements. Havok’s portfolio of simulation technologies are fully scalable and optimized for performance to allow integrators to develop interactive, high-fidelity simulation environments in less time, with less risk, and at a lower cost than virtually any other alternative method. Havok has offices in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Southern Germany and Asia.¬†For further information, please visit www.havoksimulation.com.