Tampa, Florida (06 March, 2012) – ASI is pleased to announce its latest major contract award, the HC-144A Operational Flight Trainer Program. Awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, the $22.3M program directly supports the U.S. Coast Guard’s aviation training requirements for this new aircraft platform.

The program requires the development and delivery of an HC-144A Operational Flight Trainer, supporting systems and related documentation to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. ASI will deliver a variety of trainer subsystems and supporting systems, including a 6-DOF Motion System, a first-of-its-kind 290°x60° Glass Visual Display System, Image Generator, Visual/Sensor Databases, Visual Database Generation System (VDBGS), Computer Aided Debrief Station (CADS) and Software Support Environment (SSE). ASI will also develop and deliver a variety of training courses and Contractor Field Services.

As part of the program, ASI will lead a Flight Test using a Coast Guard provided aircraft to capture the data required to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level D simulator requirements. This data collection and model development/validation will ensure that the delivered system fully meets the Coast Guard’s defined HC-144A training requirements.

“ASI is extremely pleased with the confidence the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard places in our team’s ability to fully meet HC-144A OFT requirements”  said Dr. Michael McCarthy, ASI’s President. “Our proven performance record on a variety of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard programs over the years, and a proposed solution that was without a doubt the Best Value offering for the Coast Guard, clearly provided the foundation for this important award. We’re pleased to continue our work developing great training solutions in partnership with the Navy and Coast Guard and look forward to our successful delivery of the HC-144A OFT.”