DiSTI on Winning Team for Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer Development

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DiSTI's Next Generation Virtual Maintenance Training Technology will be used on the Next Generation Strike Fighter.

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DiSTI's virtual maintenance training technology, and AAI's rich history in the development of innovative training product and service solutions, formed the symbiotic basis for this winning team

DiSTI, a global leader in Human Machine Interface (HMI) development, announced today that their next generation 3-D virtual maintenance training technology was selected by AAI Services Corporation for development of the F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer (ASMT). The ASMT is one element of the F-35 Training System, a family of training devices that is being developed by Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. The ASMT will provide training for student maintainers on ground operation, maintenance, and testing procedures for the F-35 aircraft systems.

DiSTI has been a pioneer in the development of virtual maintenance training environments since 2001 by leveraging its award winning GL Studio toolkit into a process with other commercial off the shelf tools to yield 3-D virtual training environments. The technology has been used in the delivery of a variety of high profile, complex, 3-D virtual maintenance training environments for platforms including the F/A-18 jet fighter, U.S. Navy landing craft, and diesel engines produced by Caterpillar and Cummins. DiSTI's latest software tools and processes streamline the conversion of Computer Aided Design (CAD) data to produce a high-fidelity, interactive virtual maintenance training environment for the F-35 ASMT application. The application will be driven by AAI Services' realistic F-35 aircraft simulation, yielding a maintenance training solution with high physical and functional fidelity.

"DiSTI's virtual maintenance training technology, and AAI's rich history in the development of innovative training product and service solutions, formed the symbiotic basis for this winning team", said DiSTI President Joe Swinski. "Our exceptional past performance on numerous high profile programs for the U.S. and foreign militaries has solidified DiSTI's position as the leader in virtual maintenance training technology".

DiSTI will be producing the virtual environment in Orlando, Fla., and delivering the content to AAI Services Corporation's Training and Simulation Center in Charleston, S.C., for final integration and testing. The training devices will be delivered to the Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company's flagship products, GL Studio and GL Studio for Java, enable programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.

More than 400 customers worldwide including BAE Systems, Boeing, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of custom programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit http://www.disti.com.


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