BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of software company Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) for $200 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.
BISim joins 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.
BISim uses the latest game-based technology and an experienced team of engineers to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components for defense and civilian applications.
BISim’s market-leading virtual and constructive simulation products are used by more than 60 countries, as well as within all branches of the U.S. military. This capability enhances readiness and allows customers to reduce their CO2 footprint by using simulated training techniques instead of real world training exercises.
“The addition of BISim to the BAE Systems team expands our modelling and simulation capabilities and solidifies our systems integration strategy,” said Tom Arseneault, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. “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 and BISim began working together in 2019 on the U.S. 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. To best leverage the ongoing collaboration, BISim will join the BAE Systems Intelligence & Security sector.
The companies’ combined capabilities will enable BAE Systems to meet the increasing demand for both military and civilian applications. The BISim purchase also strengthens BAE Systems’ position to address the U.S. National Defense Strategy priority to support Joint All Domain Operations.