On October 24, 2012, ASTi shipped the company's 7,000th system since its incorporation in 1989.
The 7,000th system was part of a 49-system shipment to L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training in Arlington, TX. These Telestra systems will be part of the U.S. Navy's ongoing F/A-18 training program, and will provide comms & aural cue to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler simulators.
This shipment represents the latest in a long list of ASTi systems to find a role in F/A-18 training. ASTi's first F/A-18 related shipment was to Hughes Training & Support Systems Group in 1991.