News- IP Agreement Between Microsoft and Lockheed Martin

Microsoft and Lockheed Martin have reached an intellectual property agreement that will enable Lockheed Martin to further develop Microsoft ESP software to improve training for US warfighters.

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The agreement will allow Lockheed Martin to build customized simulation solutions for the military. Microsoft is allowing Lockheed Martin to access the ESP technology portfolio under the agreement.

Chester Kennedy, VP of Engineering for the Simulation, Training and Support unit at Lockheed Martin, said “The training needs of our military and civil government customers continue to expand. Seeking out and developing new innovative solutions such as this one based on the proven Microsoft ESP technology allows Lockheed Martin to provide our customers with new and tailored training systems more quickly and cost efficiently.”

Chris Cortez, general manager at Microsoft for Strategic Programs, said “ESP models the entire world and will allow Lockheed Martin’s developers to easily add their own content, objects, scenery, simulation functionality, and scenarios to create custom training solutions.”

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