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Marines Award Radio-over-IP Contract to ASTi

September 5, 2018

The U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) selected ASTi to provide radio-over-IP (RoIP) capabilities for its Combined Arms Command and Control Training Upgrade Systems (CACCTUS) program. With ASTi’s Voisus product, Marines using tactical radios in remote training areas can interoperate with computer-based staff at CACCTUS training centers and Marines using networked virtual simulators. Fielding sites include:

  • Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms
  • Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
  • Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune
  • MCB Hawaii
  • MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
  • PM TRASYS, Orlando

Voisus replaces the Virtual Tactical Bridge (VTB), a government-developed system that hampered training with obsolescence and sustainment issues. PM TRASYS selected Voisus because it uniquely met the program’s requirements, including technical performance and feature set, scalability, extensibility and total cost of ownership. The Marines also subscribed to ASTi's Information Assurance (IA) maintenance to ensure ongoing compliance with the stringent DOD security accreditations.

ASTi has proudly supported Marine Corps training programs for over 25 years. Marine programs relying on ASTi solutions include:

  • Aviation Distributed Virtual Training Environment (ADVTE) flight simulators: F/A-18C/D, CH-46E, CH-53E, VH-60N, KC-130J, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, AV-8B, MV-22, EA-6B, and MH-60R
  • Marine Common Aircrew Trainer (MCAT)
  • Twentynine Palms Battle Simulation Center
  • Universal Mission Simulators (UMS)
  • Improved Moving Target Simulator (IMTS)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Griffith a squad leader with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conducts a radio check during the Advanced Infantry Course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson

About ASTi

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 battlefield and cockpit sound effects as well as artificially intelligent, voice-enabled virtual role-players enhancing live and simulation-based training programs. Since 1989, ASTi has fielded over 9,400 systems at more than 800 installation sites in 49 countries.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Griffith a squad leader with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conducts a radio check during the Advanced Infantry Course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Patterson

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