Virtual training solutions provider DiSTI has secured an order to modernise the Stryker Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) for the US Army.
Under the $5.4m delivery order, the company will upgrade the Stryker DTTs to the latest family of maintenance trainers (FMT) architecture and common core (CC) software elements.
These elements include the virtual environment graphical user interface (GUI), student performance monitor, simulation engine, training management system (TMS) and message manager interface, instructor/operator station (IOS).
Furthermore, classroom hardware is included under the FMT programme.
DiSTI will also convert selected training lessons and add new lessons for the flat bottom (FB) versions of the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle (ICV), anti-tank guided missile vehicle, and mortar carrier vehicle variants to CC.
The FMT programme also includes developing new lessons for the latest Double V-Hull (DVH) version of these variants.
DiSTI CEO John Hayward said: “DiSTI is honoured to have once again been selected by the US Army to support its mission of developing state-of-the-art immersive training for its warfighters.
“This programme adds the Stryker to the previously contracted FMT DTTs for the army’s JLTV, AMPV, M1A2 SEP v3 Abrams, and Bradley Fighting Vehicle.”
The latest order is a continuation of DiSTI’s support for the US Army’s Stryker Maintenance Training System.
Under previous army contracts, the Stryker DTTs were converted to 3D interactive graphics from 2D graphics.
The US Army-developed FMT programme seeks to replace its existing software architecture with one that can address evolving technologies for future training requirements while establishing a CC software baseline.
The programme includes other support and services such as on-call maintenance and technical, cybersecurity certification, ongoing FMT CC and operator and instructor training.