BAE Systems Uses DiSTI’s GL Studio in Advanced Jet Training System

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Visit I/ITSEC to View GL Studio in Action at the BAE Systems’ Hawk AJTS 3D Theatre

The flexibility of GL Studio provides the ability to quickly prototype future cockpit development and demonstrate ‘what if’ scenarios for customer evaluation.

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of advanced graphical interface technology, announces the utilization of GL Studio to help demonstrate BAE Systems’ Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS). A demonstration of the system, through the patented AJTS 3D Theatre, will be available at BAE Systems’ I/ITSEC booth.

DISTI's GL Studio is being utilized in the development of the Hawk AJTS 3D Theatre and the Hawk AJT virtual cockpit for the BAE Systems’ research and development department. The Hawk AJTS 3D Theatre demonstrates the flexibility of the Hawk AJTS’ avionics and illustrates how it can emulate fifth generation front-line aircraft. The 3D demonstration consists of a stereoscopic synthetic visualization of the Hawk AJT cockpit flying from real aircraft data.

With GL Studio, BAE Systems gains the ability to prototype, test, and deploy their interface designs in real-time, thanks to the unique design architecture provided by the toolkit. GL Studio’s high-performance runtime graphics display engine creates the level of visual fidelity required for fighter jet training systems.

“BAE Systems required a toolset with which we could rapidly produce a dynamic and realistic simulation of the aircraft's instrumentation,” said Mark Green, Simulation Visuals Team Leader at BAE Systems. “The flexibility of GL Studio provides the ability to quickly prototype future cockpit development and demonstrate ‘what if’ scenarios for customer evaluation.”

The Hawk AJTS, recognized among the world's most advanced fast jet training systems, has been adopted for use by the Air Forces of 18 countries across the world. Evolved from over 2.5 million flying hours, the latest version of the AJTS is now entering service with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force.

“As GL Studio celebrates its tenth anniversary, the ongoing utilization of the toolkit in technologically advanced training devices is astounding,” said DiSTI President Joe Swinski. “This speaks to GL Studio’s successful adoption among customers and its resounding adaptability in meeting the highly advanced challenges of our day.”

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 product, GL Studio, enables 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, Boeing, Dassault, 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 customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.

For more information regarding BAE Systems or the Hawk AJTS, please contact Dean Tasker, BAE Systems Communications Manager, at dean(dot)tasker(at)baesystems(dot)com, (+44) 1772 858054 or (+44) 1772 420019.


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