Lockheed Martin released Prepar3D v4, the latest iteration of its flagship training and simulation software, on 31 May, providing what it describes as, “the most versatile, immersive and engaging training experiences for the next generation.”

The software relies on 64-bit architecture to deliver unparalleled realism and the new version features major visual upgrades, including enhanced virtual reality support, a new realistic lighting system, 3D weather capabilities, 40 high-detail cities and more than 24,900 airports across the globe. The new release also features improvements to performance and a fully redesigned user interface.

Prepar3D v4 provides tools to simplify the process of creating courseware for self-paced training environments and instructor-led classrooms. The Lockheed Martin team partnered with both commercial and internal users to help redesign its Software Development Kit (SDK), which enables third-party development of custom add-ons, from the ground up.

Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D simulation software, and v4 provides unprecedented realism,” Sandy Samuel, Vice President, Training and Simulation Solutions, explained. “While initially the premier tool for training both commercial and military aviators, Prepar3D has grown to drive simulation for almost any vehicle in the air, at sea, underwater or even in the depths of space.”


Prepar3D provides pilots, instructors and other key stakeholders with an immersive and ultrarealistic training environment. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

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