DiSTI has secured an order to deliver the US Army with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) virtual trainers.

Under the contract, the company will provide diagnostic trainers (DT) for the HIMARS and MLRS programmes, as well as associated classroom hardware, installation, test, cyber security certification and logistics support.

Additionally, work will include upgrading existing M142 HIMARS and M270A1 MLRS maintenance training assets at multiple classrooms and laboratories in Fort Lee, Virginia.

The virtual trainers will help the students to acquire and hone their skills in a 3D learning environment.

DiSTI CEO John Hayward said: “The MLRS and HIMARS are highly mobile, incredibly advanced, combat-proven precision strike systems.

“The DiSTI Corporation understands how detailed the training on such complex systems must be for our warfighters and is honoured to develop these virtual solutions.”

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As agreed, the training system will utilise the latest DiSTI training system architecture, common core software elements and development tools from the US Army’s Family of Maintenance Trainers (FMT).

The approach ensures hardware and software commonality with Fort Lee Ordinance School training systems as well as streamlines development time.

DiSTI focuses on delivering 3D virtual maintenance training solutions and other software across several industry verticals.

In October, the company secured an order to deliver M2A3/M2A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) trainers to the US Army.

It is also associated with the development of the armoured multi-purpose vehicle (AMPV) part-task-trainer (PTT) prototype for the US Army.