DiSTI Awarded Contract for F-16 Virtual Maintenance Training

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DiSTI Poised to Build a Virtual Maintenance Trainer for the F-16 Aircraft, Adding Enhanced Cost Effective Training for an International Customer

It represents a significant step forward in expanding the advanced training on an aircraft platform that has served to protect dozens of countries for over 30 years.

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of 3D interactive user interface software and customized training solutions, was awarded a contract by an international customer to build a virtual maintenance trainer for the F-16C Block 52 aircraft. The virtual maintenance trainer will enhance training initiatives of the sophisticated aircraft while effectively reducing overall training costs.

The F-16 aircraft first entered service in 1978 for the United States Air Force and quickly evolved into a world-wide multi-role fighter aircraft. Today with over 4,500 produced, and in service in 26 countries, the F-16 is a strategic asset for air superiority and defensive operations. As a backbone to several defense organizations, the fast and efficient handling of the F-16 to minimize downtime is crucial for mission success. Using the latest technologies to create a virtual maintenance trainer, which will augment traditional training for aircraft crewmembers, will ensure that the F-16 will always be mission ready.

DiSTI’s Professional Services team is a pioneer in the development of interactive 3D environments for use in virtual maintenance trainers. DiSTI’s specialized workflow efficiently manages all phases of the virtual environment development including project requirements identification and analysis, source data collection, automatic code generation, software build automation, and testing. DiSTI’s intuitive Virtual Maintenance Training Environment (VMTE) immerses the student into the training scenario with easy-to-use controls that minimize the amount of time it takes to effectively operate the trainer.

“We are excited and honored to receive this contract. It represents a significant step forward in expanding the advanced training on an aircraft platform that has served to protect dozens of countries for over 30 years. The international customer is a visionary among the F-16 platform owners for recognizing the immense benefits of applying advanced virtual training technologies so this critical fighter can continue to serve their country,” said Christopher Giordano, Director of Global Sales & Support of DiSTI.

For more information on DiSTI’s VMT services, visit http://www.disti.com/VMT.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is a global leader in the development of User 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, 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 http://www.disti.com.

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