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HAVELSAN Selects DiSTI’s VE Studio Platform to Develop Virtual Training Solutions

January 16, 2018  ·  News, Simulation & Training

HAVELSAN and DiSTI form strategic partnership to market virtual training solutions

Orlando, FL (January 17, 2018) – The DiSTI Corporation, the world’s leading provider of 3D virtual training solutions, announces a strategic partnership with HAVELSAN to jointly develop 3D virtual training solutions. HAVELSAN, based in Ankara, Turkey, is a private company and a division of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. HAVELSAN specializes in systems integration in the areas of defense, aerospace and IT.

Due to the growing global demand for virtual training solutions as companies look for innovative ways to improve training their workforce; DiSTI is now expanding their global reach through a select number of strategic partnerships to develop new industry solutions. HAVELSAN and DiSTI will address the demand in timely and cost effective manner through the partnership. HAVELSAN will work with DiSTI to build a joint HAVELSAN/DiSTI Virtual Training Center of Excellence in Ankara, Turkey. The center will deliver training and certification courses and to provide customers with a facility to conduct rapid demonstration development and prototyping.

“HAVELSAN is experiencing a growing demand for virtual training systems from customers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as they modernize their defense systems. We have worked with DiSTI products for many years in the development of our simulation products and recently delivered a program using DiSTI’s VE Studio for building a virtual training solution for the F-16 aircraft. Based on the success of this project, we have decided to expand our relationship with DiSTI and establish a strategic partnership to standardize on using VE Studio as a technology platform and co-market our solutions to customers requiring virtual training solutions. Having a facility and expertise closer to our customers in Eastern Europe and the Middle East will increase our ability to support our customers and win new programs. We are very excited about the potential for virtual training technology and our partnership with DiSTI,” said HAVELSAN Vice President of Training and Simulation Technologies, Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar.

Training and enablement professionals today need the flexibility to deliver content any time of day, around the world, using a variety of delivery platforms such as classroom desktops, mobile laptops or tablets. They have a need to use the latest immersive technology such as mixed, virtual or augmented reality via a cohesive development platform. DiSTI’s VE Studio uses a database-driven approach to develop and manage content and training procedures. It interfaces with commercial rendering engines such as Unity to provide flexible and robust virtual environments.

“We are very pleased that HAVELSAN has chosen to develop their virtual training solutions exclusively with VE Studio and look forward to collaborating with them in the development of virtual training solutions. Developing and managing content is key to a successful delivery and increasing training and field service delivery ROI,” said John Cunningham, Chief Revenue Officer, DiSTI.

DiSTI has been a leader in developing virtual training solutions for the military and aviation market for over 15 years. They have developed a patented process and technology platform that improves the development process for virtual training.

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The DiSTI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of 3D virtual training solutions and graphical user interface software.

Our flagship product, GL Studio, delivers advanced high-performance 3D user interfaces to the aerospace, automotive, medical, and training industries. Leading global manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin choose GL Studio for its’ performance, fidelity, and reliability in interface development and deployment. Whether for avionics, instrument clusters, infotainment systems, medical devices, or flight simulators, GL Studio exceeds the developer’s interface demands.

DiSTI’s user interface technology also expands into 3D virtual maintenance training solutions. DiSTI’s VE Studio is the world’s leading platform for managing the development of complex 3D virtual environments for use on desktop, mobile, and virtual and mixed reality training applications. VE Studio manages the entire development process including requirements analysis, content development, and automated software builds and regression testing.

For more information on The DiSTI Corporation contact Kevin Mikalsen at kmikalsen@disti.com

From the laboratory to the final product, HAVELSAN seeks innovation and technology HAVELSAN, which was one of cornerstones in the establishment of Turkey’s modern defense and aerospace industry, has been operating as a company with a mission for 34 years with its more than 1,300 expert staff and a total of six facilities in Turkey and the United States. Having undersigned many reference projects in the national and international markets, HAVELSAN is a reliable and sustainable provider of high technology products and services in its fields of activity, owing to innovative and sustainable strategies.

Actively engaged in the area of software intensive systems, HAVELSAN offers a broad range of indigenous product and service solutions in the fields of: Command Control and Combat Systems, Training and Simulation Technologies, Management Information Systems, and Homeland Security and Cyber Security Solutions

HAVELSAN offers these solutions both to Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and to its international customers.

As one of the world’s leading simulator companies in the defense and aerospace industry that holds a Level D qualification certification granted by the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), HAVELSAN’s operations focus on Training and Simulation Technologies, including simulators. HAVELSAN, whose simulator solutions are preferred by the Republic of Korea and Qatar, has also entered the civil aviation market with the Boeing 737NG simulator it has developed for THY (Turkish Airlines). In the area of training systems, HAVELSAN offers integrated solutions such as the Electronic Warfare Test and Training Range (EWTTR) and the Artillery Forward Observer Training Simulator (AFOS) not only to the TAF, but also to friendly and allied nations such as the Republic of Korea, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

For more information about HAVELSAN and its products please contact with Ms. Aylin Erokay Bilekli abilekli@havelsan.com.