BAE Systems has announced it has completed the acquisition of Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) for about $200 million.
CAPTION: Screen grab of Australian Mexeflote, LHD landing craft rendered in VBS4 – courtesy Bohemia Interactive Simulations.
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) was founded in Australia in 2001 and is now a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for defence and civilian organisations.
It employs more than 300 people in six countries and has more than 50 national defence organisations signed up to use its game-based products to train personnel.
Bohemia Interactive Systems’ promotional video for its recently released VBS4 upgrade
President and CEO of BAE Systems Tom Arseneault said BISim joined BAE Systems as a wholly-owned subsidiary, bringing global software development and advanced military simulation and training solutions to the company’s growing digital transformation portfolio.
“The addition of BISim to the BAE Systems team expands our modelling and simulation capabilities and solidifies our systems integration strategy,” Mr Arseneault said.
“With this acquisition, we are even better positioned to meet our customers’ evolving needs in the rapidly growing market for global military training, and deliver next-generation virtual systems to help our U.S. military and its allies effectively prepare for future scenarios.”
BAE Systems said he global market for military training and simulation environments and related services was expected to continue growing and surpass $11 billion annually.
The companys’ combined capabilities will enable BAE Systems to meet this increasing demand for both military and civilian applications.
BAE Systems and BISim began working together in 2019 on the US Marine Corps War Gaming and Analysis Center contract, and later as part of the BAE Systems Joint All Domain Operations System of Systems research and development project.