Tampa, Florida (22 October, 2013) – Aero Simulation Inc (ASI) is pleased to announce its latest major contract award, the AH-1W Weapon Systems Trainer (WST), Device 2F136A Technical and Visual Upgrade . Awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, the $10M program directly supports Marine Air Group (MAG) 39 in Camp Pendleton, CA and MAG-29 in New River, NC.

The AH-1W WSTs include separate domes for the pilot and co-pilot/gunner, each with their individual cockpit environments and controls. The requirement includes upgrading devices in both California and North Carolina.

The program requires the replacement of the current Image generator and databases, replacement of the display system projectors and refurbishment of the existing dome shell structures, host and instructor computer system replacements, upgrade to the existing Tactical Environment (TEn) system, replacement of the motion system control electronics hardware, refurbishment of the existing motion system transducers and servo valves, aural cue and communications system tech refresh and several cockpit block upgrades. ASI will also provide a flight dynamic model upgrade to enhance the flying fidelity of the devices.

“ASI is extremely pleased with the confidence the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps places in our team’s ability to fully meet AH-1W WST requirements” said Dr. Michael McCarthy, ASI’s President. “Our proven performance record on a variety of U.S. Navy and Marine programs over the years, and a proposed solution that was without a doubt the Best Value offering for the Marines, 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 Marines and look forward to our successful upgrades for these important devices.”