Netherlands orders ADMS
Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) has received a contract to deliver Advanced Disaster Management Simulators (ADMS) to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
The simulators will be used to educate, assess, and train RNLAF fire and rescue services personnel.
The ADMS simulates vehicles, a variety of aircraft and helicopters including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, Pilatus PC-7, KDC-10 tanker, Hercules C-130, Apache AH-64D, Chinook CH-47F, and NH90. It allows crew to train for emergencies during take-off and landing, road traffic accidents, hazmat situations, and wildland and structural fires.
The included military airbase comes with hangars, aircraft shelters, support facilities, ammunition storage, residential areas, and runways. The system features ETC’s Signature Simulation Technology including the Scenario Generator with SmartModel library, for fast scenario creation.
The portable ADMS-Airbase virtual reality training systems will be deployed by mobile training teams to provide on-site training at RNLAF bases across the Netherlands.
Cpt Van Laar, Chief of the RNLAF Fire Academy, said: ‘We have been using ADMS successfully for several years now and are very happy that a new contract is awarded to ETC. ADMS simulation fits very well in our vision to provide blended learning to our fire and rescue personnel.
‘With the virtual reality simulator we are able to offer incident scenarios that cannot be practiced live due to safety, facility, and environmental limitations, and it saves us time and money because we do not need to call in extra vehicles with crews. We will also go to our bases for on-site training.’
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