Company History

Company History

D.P. Associates was incorporated in 1986 and in the ensuing 18 years grew to be an industry leader in Web Based Training (WBT), including Computer Based Training (CBT), Interactive Courseware (ICW) and Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) for all branches of DoD, as well as, various commercial and foreign companies. From the first 3 employees to the 475 current employees, and the first contract of $15,000 to an annual revenue of $40 million in 2004, L-3 DPA has grown considerably and continues to provide high quality products and services with proven results.  D.P. Associates was acquired by L-3 Communications in 2004 in order to enhance L-3’s training capability particularly with large prime system integrators.  Between 2004 and 2007, L-3 acquired several companies (G-Force, Ship Analytics, I-Sim)  to establish a presence in the crane, sea, and ground vehicle simulation business.  In 2009, L-3 refined the strategy for L-3 DPA by combining the courseware offerings of L-3 DPA with the combined simulation capabilities of these companies.  In 2011, this unit was realigned under the Electronic Systems Group of L-3 in order to expand the footprint of these core competencies within a variety of government, commercial and international markets.

L-3 DPA Maritime Group History

L-3 DPA Maritime Group was established in September 2005 when L-3 Communications combined the intellectual assets of two companies: Ship Analytics, a maritime simulation company that was founded in 1972 and I-Sim, a driving simulator enterprise that was established in 1991. These two companies formed one cohesive simulation business group under L-3 Communications’ L-3 DPA subsidiary. The natural strengths of the resulting Training Systems Group were reinforced when two more companies were incorporated into it: Hitec O, a Norwegian dockside and offshore crane simulation company, and g-Force Technologies, a company specializing in the modeling of vehicle dynamics, airport support simulations, and simulator visuals. In 2008, the group moved its crane simulation assets from Norway to Salt Lake City.