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Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC) simulation business unit, located in Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization for the delivery and support of multiple advanced disaster management simulators (ADMS). The simulators will be used to educate, assess, and train fire and rescue services personnel from the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
The portable ADMS-airbase virtual reality training systems will be delivered to the Fire Academy of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) at Woensdrecht Air Force Base, and from there deployed by mobile training teams to provide on-site training to all other bases and facilities in the Netherlands.
The training system includes RNLAF vehicles with crews, a variety of aircraft and helicopter incidents such as an Apache AH-64D, Chinook CH-47F, and NH-90; including emergencies during take-off and landing. Other scenarios include road traffic accidents, hazmat situations, 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 rapid scenario creation.
“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,” said Capt Van Laar, chief of the RNLAF Fire Academy. “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.”