The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) a follow-on contract for an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). This latest award marks the third renewal since the contract’s inception. It also expands enterprise coverage to include U.S. Army Reserve training centers in Texas, Illinois and California.
The ELA provides networked, simulated voice and radio communication products and services for the Army Battle Command Training Capability (BCTC) program supporting Mission Training Complexes (MTC). The agreement has steadily expanded over time and now supports over 9,500 licenses at locations spanning the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and Asia. Its subscription-based procurement and blanket coverage of licenses and services reduces product ownership costs and eases acquisition, administration and sustainment tasks.
Since 2000, ASTi has enhanced the effectiveness of mission command training for the Army Active Component (AC), Army National Guard (ARNG) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). Over the contract periods, the size and number of training sites have increased, and training requirements have expanded. The ELA meets Army expansion needs by providing unlimited license distribution within the program’s scope. The ELA also includes a service package that maintains operational effectiveness throughout the system’s life, reducing cost without compromising support. Bundled services include the following:
- Software and Information Assurance (IA) maintenance
- Worldwide onsite training and fielding
- Help desk
- Engineering services for Risk Management Framework (RMF), Authority to Operate (ATO) accreditation
- ATO recertification and sustainment
For decades, ASTi has been at the vanguard of innovation for live and simulated training solutions for the military. ASTi's capabilities include radio-over-IP bridging, distributed simulated communications, AI and speech-enabled virtual roleplayers and air, ground and sea sound environments. Since 1989, ASTi has fielded over 11,568 systems at more than 800 installation sites in the U.S. and 49 other countries. To learn more about ASTi, please visit www.asti-usa.com.