AAI awarded Dutch defence contract

AAI Corporation has been awarded $13.8 million by the Royal Netherlands Army to provide an Advanced Moving Target Simulator system for air defence training.


United Industrial Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, AAI Corporation, has been awarded $13.8 million by the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) to provide an Advanced Moving Target Simulator (AMTS) system for air defence training, plus related logistics support for a period of 15 years.



The simulator, designated Stinger Trainer by the RNLA, will be installed at the JointAirDefenceSchool at De Peel Air Force Base.



The AMTS is AAI’s third-generation air defence trainer. The contract requires development, installation, and testing of a fully immersive, computer-generated, simulated environment inside a 64-foot diameter hemispherical dome trainer where gunners and crew chiefs can be trained and evaluated on the use of Stinger missiles against aggressor aircraft.



“The simulation training technologies of our AMTS system deliver superior training while eliminating the need to fire actual weapons — a very significant cost savings for users,” said Frederick M. Strader, president and chief executive officer of both United Industrial and AAI.