Advanced Simulation Technology inc. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps fielded Voisus radio over IP communications (RoIP) systems in support of Marine Air Control Group 38 (MACG-38) and Exercise Lightning Sword, their primary training event for fiscal year 2017. The ASTi systems filled a critical need by networking voice communications between Marines operating live tactical radios and centralized exercise staff using Voisus Client software apps. Marine agencies participating in Lightning Sword included:
The exercise achieved significant breakthroughs advancing the state of Marine air command and control system training. For the first time, Marines used the Aviation Distributed Virtual Training Environment (ADVTE) network to interconnect air command and control agencies at the Miramar, Yuma and Pendleton bases. This was also the first time the Marines used RoIP in a simulation-based air command and control system training event. Afterward, MACG-38 validated ASTi’s ability to integrate communications among simulated Marine combat aircraft and other replicated Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) agencies during training events.
Voisus RoIP capabilities accomplished the following:
Since 1989, ASTi has been at the forefront of voice communications innovation, delivering products that provide RoIP bridging, networked voice distribution, and simulated radio communications. ASTi also provides simulated battlefield and cockpit sound effects as well as artificially intelligent, voice-enabled virtual role players enhancing live and simulation-based training programs. Over the past 28 years, ASTi has fielded over 9,043 systems at more than 800 installation sites in the U.S. and 49 other countries.
ASTi has proudly supported Marine Corps training programs for over two decades. The following Marine Corps programs currently depend on ASTi solutions: