Yes it is a program.
Adobe Flash Pro CS5. Link
I've got the CS5 master collection suite sitting around my desk somewhere, which cost someone else's arm and a leg for the campus license. The Flash Pro by itself, according to the above link, costs around US$699.
In a personal opinion, I've previously used CS3 and its the bee's knees. However, its only worth it if you'll be using it a lot for production stuff.
If you will only be doing one-offs as a project or hobby, its probably better to find and use a free solution.
I have no idea what the Animated Vector, or Swish3dMAX software is, so I cant comment on whether it would be suitable for what you want to do. If the latter two are free, by all means get it and try it out.
Hope this helps.