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DiSTI Wins Operator/Maintainer Trainer Contract for the U.S. Army C-RAM LPWS

November 15, 2016   News, Simulation & Training

Orlando, FL (November 15, 2016) – The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customized 3D virtual maintenance training solutions announces a $2.8M contract award from the U.S. Army’s PEO STRI for the development of the C-RAM LPWS OMT. The application will provide training on the weapon system’s operation and maintenance tasks using an immersive 3D virtual interactive environment.


The C-RAM LPWS is a high value site defense system providing immediate situational awareness, precision fires, real-time targeting, and kill assessment. The LPWS intercepts rockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds. DiSTI will build an interactive virtual training environment recreating the C-RAM LPWS platform.

As the prime contractor for the C-RAM LPWS OMT, DiSTI will provide a fully integrated solution incorporating the 3D interactive virtual environment, simulation software, networked instructor/operator station, and multi-mode lesson engine/procedure monitor software, as well as the networked electronic classroom’s computers and displays. The training systems will be delivered to Ft. Sill in Oklahoma, Ft. Campbell in Kentucky, and Ft. Lee in Virginia by April 2018.

The C-RAM LPWS OMT program will use the latest release of DiSTI’s commercially available VE Studio development toolkit that provides a proven, patented process to efficiently create interactive 3D content published to the Unity game engine. Unlike using Unity by itself, VE Studio offers a database-centric production pipeline to efficiently manage 3D virtual environment development; reducing program development cost and risk.

“This contract award further exemplifies our growing role as a prime contractor for developing turn-key virtual maintenance training devices,” said Joe Swinski, President and CEO of the DiSTI Corporation. “We will leverage the power of the VE Studio production pipeline and the popularity of the Unity game engine to deliver a quality training system.”

This contract award follows two recent on-time deliveries in 2016 of virtual maintenance training systems previously contracted by PEO STRI for UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, and Stryker Mobile Gun System; both contracts with DiSTI as the prime contractor.

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