Remote training instructs Australian ScanEagle users
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel in 822X Squadron have gained their ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilot and maintainer qualifications, using new remote training and simulation capabilities from Insitu Pacific.
The remote training delivers elements of the ScanEagle UAS course virtually, and complements conventional on-site instruction at the Insitu Pacific training and simulation facility in Brisbane. It also runs alongside training at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales, where the RAN 822X Squadron is based.
Andrew Duggan, Managing Director Insitu Pacific, said that remote simulation and training had been in the advanced planning stage, but that the impacts of COVID-19 meant the project was prioritised to ensure effective, rapid fielding of training across a number of courses.
He added: ‘Our virtual training design builds on 10 years of expertise in providing quality Australian-based training to the RAN and the Australian Army, and offers flexibility for Navy in the future to conduct standard training courses at bases around Australia or overseas.’
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