Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) recently completed virtual training and remote support providing simulation communications interoperability to the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) headquartered in Amsterdam. This latest support effort involved reconfiguring existing trainers at the Multi-Ship Multi-Type (MSMT) Simulator Center, Defense Helicopter Command (DHC), Gilze-Rijen Air Base. The MSMT simulators are primarily used for pilot flight license training, tactical operations/team training, and mission qualification training.

ASTi Telestra systems provide simulated communications, environmental audio and aural cue models for multiple CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D/E Apache Longbow trainers at the DHC. These are used to prepare Apache pilots and Chinook pilots and load masters for combat in a variety of operational conditions.

ASTi's relationship with the Dutch Ministry of Defense began with Exercise First WAVE in 2004. During that NATO-led exercise, ASTi provided DIS- and HLA-based communications to simulators at 20 sites in seven countries, including Dutch F-16 Mid-Life Update Unit Level Trainers (MLU UTDs).

NLR will be exhibiting at the Dutch MoD pavilion at the IT²EC conference being held in Rotterdam April 24–26, 2023. ASTi's Paul Houldsworth will also attend.