The DiSTI Corporation has received an order from the US Army to develop Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainers (DTT) for the M1 Abrams MBT.
Press Release, Orlando, 15 September 2020: The DiSTI Corporation, the world’s leading provider of virtual training solutions, has received a $4.7M delivery order from the United States Army. As part of the Family of Maintenance Trainers initiative DiSTI will provide Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainers (DTT) for the M1 Abrams battle tank and the classroom hardware necessary for the programme’s execution.
“The M1 Abrams tank has been around for nearly 30 years but is still the world’s premier main battle tank,” said DiSTI CEO John Hayward. ”The M1 Abrams remains a revolutionary machine that requires the sophisticated and immersive training that DiSTI’s virtual training solutions can provide.”
The total solution will extend the existing Abrams DTT prototype lessons to include 80 maintenance and troubleshooting lessons and procedures. The simulated platform is the M1A2 SEP v3. Abrams M1A2 SEPV3 (System Enhanced Package) is a modernised configuration of the Abrams main battle tank (MBT) in service with the US Army. The new version offers enhanced protection and survivability, as well as higher lethality than its predecessors.
DiSTI’s solutions provide the US Army with immersive, cost-effective training that improves readiness and efficacy. Studies have shown that virtual training increases student throughput. DiSTI’s solution will allow students to train in an advanced 3D learning environment to garner the skill necessary for AMPV maintenance. Installation of classrooms featuring the Abrams DTT trainers will occur in Fort Benning, Georgia, Gowen Field, Idaho, and Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Family of Maintenance Trainers (FMT) is a programme developed by the US Army to establish a Common Core (CC) software baseline to replace its current software architecture with a solution adaptable to address new and emerging technologies for future training needs