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Simulation and Training Industry: Acquisitions, Mergers and Name Changes.

Simulation and Training Industry: Acquisitions, Mergers and Name
Changes

COMPANY NAME CHANGES (without acquisition or merger, company structure
and ownership remaining mainly as before, except for the change of
name)


New Name                            Old Name

BELGIUM

Optronic Instruments and Products   Delft Sensor Systems (DSS)
(OIP)
Transurb Technirail SA              Technirail SA

CANADA

eNGINUITY Technologies              Virtual Prototypes Inc
Tek Gear, Inc                       Liquid Image Corporation

GERMANY

Comet Pyrotechnik Apparatenbau      Piepenbrock Pyrotechnik
(Gollheim                           (subsidiary
facility)                           of Comet)
Fairchild Dornier GmbH,             International Logistics (Bremen
International                       and
Logistics Dornier                   Wessling), subsidiary of Fairchild
                                    Dornier
Stock Flight Systems                Michael Stock Microcomputersysteme

ISRAEL

e-SIM Limited                       Emultek Limited

LIECHTENSTEIN

Ride Trade Corporation              Est Imtamin AG

NETHERLANDS

FCS Control Systems                 Fokker Control Systems
Rexroth Hydraudyne                  BV Hydraudyne Systems and
                                    Engineering (subsidiary of
                                    Rexroth)
Thales Nederland BV                 Hollandse Signaalapparaten
                                    (Signaal)

POLAND

Zaklady Produkcji Specjalnej (ZPS)  Sp z.o.o, ZTS Pronit SA

RUSSIA

Rosoboronexport                     Merger between Rosvoorouzhenie and
                                    Promexport

SWEDEN

Aerotech Telub AB                   CelsiusTech Systems AB, previously
                                    SaabTech Systems AB until 2000
Cell Interactive Training &         Mandator ITS
Simulation
(Cell ITS)

SWITZERLAND

Skyguide Swiss Air Navigation       Swisscontrol Swiss Air Navigation
Services
                                    Services

UK

Alenia Marconi Systems, Integrated  Alenia Marconi Simulation and
Systems
Division (AMS/ISD), Dunfermline     Training (AMS&T)
Facility
Division (AMS/ISD), Dunfermline
Facility
CAE (UK) plc                        CAE Electronics plc
QinetiQ                             Defence Evaluation and Research
                                    Agency (DERA), element in public/
                                    private partnership (rest is still
                                    owned entirely in the UK
                                    government)
Spirent Communications (SW)         Global Simulation Systems Ltd
RP Technologies plc                 Raceprep Limited
Thales Air Defence                  Shorts Missile Systems

USA

BTIO Educational Products, Inc      Baby Think It Over, Inc
Click2learn.com, Inc.               Asymetrix
DigiLens, Inc.                      Retinal Displays, Inc.
EIS-BARCO                           Electronic Imaging Systems (EIS),
                                    subsidiary of BARCO
Elumens Corporation                 Alternate Realities Corporation
                                    (ARC)
Ericsson Amplifier Technologies,    Microsvave Power Devices, Inc
Inc.
Immersion Corporation, Medical      HT Medical Systems Inc
Division
Ireality.com, Inc.                  General Reality Company
KQ Corporation                      Systems Engineering Division of
                                    Jason Associates Corporation (JAC)
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire   Lockheed Martin Vought Systems
Control, Dallas                     (LMVS) Dallas
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics   Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense
and
Surveillance Systems                Systems (LM-TDS), Akron
(LM-NE&SS), Akron
Labtech Motion Control Technology   Spacetech IMC
Group
McNaughton Inc                      NuVision Technologies Inc
MPD Technologies, Inc.              MPD & Republic Products
                                    (MPD/Republic)
Oasis Advanced Engineering          Orion Advanced Simulation and
                                    Intel
                                    Systems (OASIS)
Raytheon Company, C31 Division,     Raytheon UK (facility in Burgess
ATC
business unit (for Raytheon ATC     Hill closed Q2 2001)
Simulators)
TELOS OK                            Telos Federal Systems

COMPANY NAME CHANGES (as a result
of
Acquisitions and Mergers)

CANADA

Christie Digital Systems            Electrohome Projection Systems
                                    Division (the rest of Electrohome
                                    remains)
Schreiner Target Services Canada    Bristol Aerospace Targets (the
Ltd                                 rest
                                    of Bristol Aerospace remains)

EUROPE

European Aeronautic Defence and     Merger between Aerospatiale Matra
Space NV
(EADS). Note that some smaller      (France), Daimler Chrysler (DASA)
companies
that are now part of EADS continue  in Germany and Construcciones
to use                              Aero-
their traditional names             nauticas SA (CASA) in Spain.
Infoterra Limited (UK) and          National Remote Sensing Centre Ltd
Infoterra GmbH
(Germany)                           (UK) and the Earth Observation
                                    Services of Astrium GmbH (Germany)

FRANCE

Omega Thales SA (OTSA)              Omega Technologies SA
Thales Airborne Systems,            Dassault Electronique
Operations and
Simulation Division

GERMANY

EADS, various functional            DaimlerChrysler, previous
Divisions,                          Divisions
collectively EADS Deutschland       and activities



New Name                                     Date from

BELGIUM

Optronic Instruments and Products (OIP)      Early 2000
Transurb Technirail SA                       Early 2001

CANADA

eNGINUITY Technologies                       May 2001
Tek Gear, Inc                                Early 2001

GERMANY

Comet Pyrotechnik Apparatenbau (Gollheim     1 July 1999
facility)
Fairchild Dornier GmbH, International        Mid 1999
Logistics Dornier

Stock Flight Systems                         Early 2000

ISRAEL

e-SIM Limited                                Early 2000

LIECHTENSTEIN

Ride Trade Corporation                       Late 2000

NETHERLANDS

FCS Control Systems                          Mid 2000
Rexroth Hydraudyne                           1 July 2000

Thales Nederland BV                          Early 2001


POLAND

Zaklady Produkcji Specjalnej (ZPS)           March 2001

RUSSIA

Rosoboronexport                              4 Nov. 2000


SWEDEN

Aerotech Telub AB                            Early 2001

Cell Interactive Training & Simulation       Early 2001
(Cell ITS)

SWITZERLAND

Skyguide Swiss Air Navigation Services       10 Jan. 2001


UK

Alenia Marconi Systems, Integrated Systems   Early 2000
Division (AMS/ISD), Dunfermline Facility
Division (AMS/ISD), Dunfermline Facility
CAE (UK) plc                                 Late 2000
QinetiQ                                      2 July 2001




Spirent Communications (SW)                  Late 2000
RP Technologies plc                          August 2000
Thales Air Defence                           Feb. 2001

USA

BTIO Educational Products, Inc               June 2001
Click2learn.com, Inc.                        Early 2000
DigiLens, Inc.                               Early 2000
EIS-BARCO                                    Early 2000

Elumens Corporation                          Early 2000

Ericsson Amplifier Technologies, Inc.        Early 2001
Immersion Corporation, Medical Division      Early 2001
Ireality.com, Inc.                           Mid 2000
KQ Corporation                               June 2000

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire            8 July 1999
Control, Dallas
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and        January 2000
Surveillance Systems
(LM-NE&SS), Akron
Labtech Motion Control Technology Group      Early 2000
McNaughton Inc                               Early 2001
MPD Technologies, Inc.                       Early 2000

Oasis Advanced Engineering                   Early 2001

Raytheon Company, C31 Division, ATC          19 June 2001
business unit (for Raytheon ATC Simulators)
TELOS OK                                     Mid 2000

COMPANY NAME CHANGES (as a result of
Acquisitions and Mergers)

CANADA

Christie Digital Systems                     Mid 2000


Schreiner Target Services Canada Ltd         Early 2000


EUROPE

European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV     12 July 2000
(EADS). Note that some smaller companies
that are now part of EADS continue to use
their traditional names
Infoterra Limited (UK) and Infoterra GmbH    Jan. 2001
(Germany)


FRANCE

Omega Thales SA (OTSA)                       Early 2001
Thales Airborne Systems, Operations and      Dec. 2000
Simulation Division

GERMANY

EADS, various functional Divisions,          10 July 2000
collectively EADS Deutschland
SOUTH AFRICA

African Defence Systems (ADS)
(Acquired by Thales)                Altech Defence Systems

SWEDEN

Saab Avionics AB                    Ericsson Saab Avionics AB

UK

Adval Group plc                     Vickers Adval Limited
BAE Systents                        British Aerospace (BAE), merged
                                    with
                                    Marconi
BAE Systems, Defence Training
Solutions (BAES/DTS)                Reflectone UK Limited (RUKL)
BAE Systems (Warron)                British Aerospace Military
                                    Aircraft and
                                    Aerostructures
BAE Systems (Basildon),             BAE Systems and Equipment (BASE),
                                    York,
display optics products             display optics products. The York
                                    facility closed in Sept. 2000.
Engage (subsidiary of               Westland System Assessment Limited
GKN Westland)                       (WSAL) merged with GKN Westland
                                    Design Services (GWDS)
Parametric Technology Corporation   UK (Bristol facility) Division
(PTC)                               Limited

USA

Adacel Systems, Inc.                Wesson International Inc
Advanced Visual Systems (AVS)       MUSE, merged with AVS 3
Amherst Systems Inc. (subsidiary
of
Northrop Grumman)                   Comptek Amherst Systems
CAE USA Inc (Tampa)                 BAE Systems Flight Simulation and
                                    Training (ex-Reflectone)
Condor Electronic Systems Division  Whittaker Electronic Systems
Fakespace (Michigan facility)       Pyramid Systems Inc.
Immersion 3D Interacrion            Virtual Technologies Inc (VTi)
Link Simulation and Training        Raytheon Training, Arlington,
(LS&T)
division of L-3 Communications,     Binghamton, etc.
Arlington, Binghamton, etc.
MedSim USA, Inc                     Eagle Simulation Inc
NORDAM Transparency Division (for   Pilkington Aerospace (for the
the                                 OmniVue
OmniVue display system)             display system)
RT-SET (Real-Time Synthesised       Digital Video Division of Evans
                                    and
Entertainment Technology) Ltd.      Sutherland
TASC (The Analytic Sciences         Litton TASC (NG acquired Litton)
Corporation)
                                     a Northrop Grumman company
Veridian Corporation                Veda Inc (merged with Calspan
                                    1997, name
                                    retained until late 2000)
                                    Veda name dropped
Verizon Technology Organisation     GTE Government Systems (merged
                                    with
                                    Bell Atlantic)
Wildcat Division of 3DLabs          Intense3D division of Intergraph

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS
WITHOUT NAME CHANGES

AUSTRALIA

ADI Thomson                         CSF and Transfield
Preston Group                       Boeing Company

CANADA

Haptic Technologies, Inc            Immersion Corporation

CZECH REPUBLIC

Letov                               Latecoere

FRANCE

Elan Training Equipment (ETE)       FAROS Group

GERMANY

Dornier (Friedrichshafen).          Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, now part
Although part                       of EADS
of EADS, the Dornier name is still
used.
Sema Group                          Merged with the LHS Group, Inc

ISRAEL

Simtech Advanced Training and       Ness Technologies acquired Simtech
Simulation                          from
Systems Limited                     Tadiran

ROMANIA

Simultec SA                         Elbit Systems Ltd

SWITZERLAND

Oerlikon Contraves AG               Rheinmetall DeTec AG

UK

Irvin Aerospace                     Airborne Systems group
NITOR group                         Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS
Racal                               Thales
Shorts Missile Systems              Thales
Virtual Presence                    MUSE Technologies Inc. (now merged
                                    with
                                    Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) 31
                                    January
                                    2001)
USA

Allen Communications Learning       Division of Mentergy, Inc., part
Services                            of
                                    Gilat Communications
Averstar Inc                        Titan Corporation
Firearms Simulation Systems (FSS)   Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS)
Inc
Jeppesen, Inc                       Boeing
Litton                              Northrop Grumman
Medical Plastics Laboratory (MPL)   Laerdal Medical Corporation
Inc
MultiGen-Paradigm Inc (MPI)         Computer Associates (CA)
                                    International
CSC Advanced Marine (CSC =          Nichols Advanced Marine. CSC and
Computer                            Nichols
Sciences Corporation)               merged November 1999, Advanced
                                    Marine
                                    name change 2000
N-Vision Inc                        Advanced Technology Systems Inc.
Reality By Design (RBD)             Advanced Interactive Systems
                                    (AIS[TM])
Vista Controls Corporation          Lau Defence Systems
VMIC                                GE Fanuc Automation North America,
                                    Inc.



SOUTH AFRICA

African Defence Systems (ADS)
(Acquired by Thales)                      Mid 1999

SWEDEN

Saab Avionics AB                          13 June 2001

UK

Adval Group plc                           Late 2000
BAE Systents
                                          Late 1999
BAE Systems, Defence Training
Solutions (BAES/DTS)                      28 Feb. 2000
BAE Systems (Warron)
                                          Late 1999
BAE Systems (Basildon),
display optics products                   Sept. 2000

Engage (subsidiary of                     31 March 2000
GKN Westland)

Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)   Mid 1999

USA

Adacel Systems, Inc.                      Sept. 2000
Advanced Visual Systems (AVS)             Jan. 2001
Amherst Systems Inc. (subsidiary of
Northrop Grumman)                         Early 2001
CAE USA Inc (Tampa)
                                          14 Feb. 2001
Condor Electronic Systems Division        Early 2000
Fakespace (Michigan facility)             9 Aug. 1999
Immersion 3D Interacrion                  July 2000
Link Simulation and Training (LS&T)
division of L-3 Communications,           22 Feb. 2000
Arlington, Binghamton, etc.
MedSim USA, Inc                           Mid 1999
NORDAM Transparency Division (for the
OmniVue display system)                   early 2000
RT-SET (Real-Time Synthesised
Entertainment Technology) Ltd.            30 March 2000
TASC (The Analytic Sciences Corporation)  mid 2001

Veridian Corporation
                                          late 2000

Verizon Technology Organisation
                                          30 June 2000
Wildcat Division of 3DLabs                24 July 2000

ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS
WITHOUT NAME CHANGES

AUSTRALIA

ADI Thomson                               late 1999
Preston Group                             late 1999

CANADA

Haptic Technologies, Inc                  mid 2001

CZECH REPUBLIC

Letov                                     mid 2001

FRANCE

Elan Training Equipment (ETE)             mid 1999

GERMANY

Dornier (Friedrichshafen). Although part  10 July 2000
of EADS, the Dornier name is still used.
Sema Group                                31 July 2000

ISRAEL

Simtech Advanced Training and Simulation
Systems Limited                           Early 2001

ROMANIA

Simultec SA                               Early 2000

SWITZERLAND

Oerlikon Contraves AG                     Late 1999

UK

Irvin Aerospace                           July 2001
NITOR group                               Late 1999
Racal                                     June 2000
Shorts Missile Systems                    Feb. 2000
Virtual Presence                          Late 1999


USA

Allen Communications Learning Services
                                          mid 2000
Averstar Inc                              27 June 2000
Firearms Simulation Systems (FSS) Inc     Late 1999
Jeppesen, Inc                             August 2000
Litton                                    mid 2001
Medical Plastics Laboratory (MPL) Inc     January 2000
MultiGen-Paradigm Inc (MPI)               Spring 2000
CSC Advanced Marine (CSC = Computer       2000
Sciences Corporation)

N-Vision Inc                              October 1999
Reality By Design (RBD)
                                          Late 1999
Vista Controls Corporation                October 1999
VMIC                                      September 2001



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