ETC Simulation Contracted by Netherlands Ministry of Defense to Deliver ADMS Training System for Royal Netherlands Air Force
Southampton, PA, USA, November 19, 2012 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization to deliver an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)). The simulator will be used to educate, assess, and train fire and rescue services personnel.
The portable ADMS-Airbase virtual reality training system will be delivered to the Fire Academy of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) at Woensdrecht Air Force Base, and from there deployed by mobile training teams to provide on-site training to all other bases and facilities in the Netherlands. The training system will be adapted to meet specific requirements including RNLAF vehicles with crews, a variety of aircraft incidents such as F-16, Pilatus PC-7, KDC-10 Tanker, Hercules C-130, Apache AH-64D, Chinook CH-47F; and road traffic accidents, hazmat situations, wildland and structural fires.
ADMS-Airbase consists of a military airbase with hangers, aircraft shelters, support facilities, ammunition storage, residential areas, and runways. The ADMS-Airbase system features ETC’s Signature Simulation Technology including the SmartModel(TM) library, which enhances exercise development and creativity by allowing unlimited scenario capabilities. SmartModel library objects such as aircraft and crashed vehicles can be added to any scenario to create additional challenges for the trainees.
“We are very happy with the selection of ADMS because this is the kind of simulation quality we were looking for.” said Major Rob Venmans, Chief of the RNLAF Fire Academy. “Our live fire training facility is one of the most complete in the world; nevertheless, we needed to expand our training capabilities to assure we can deliver mission-ready fire personnel at all times. With ADMS we can prepare our personnel properly in a high-fidelity virtual reality environment for live fire training and for all critical situations that cannot be trained live at all. Now we will be able to provide On Scene Commander courses without calling in trucks with crews and all types of aircraft, which saves us resources, time and money.”
ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and multiple level police coordination for crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Control). ETC’s signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way.
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