New simulator expands Resource UAS training offerings
Resource UAS (RUAS) has announced that it has taken delivery of a bespoke high fidelity UAS mission simulator developed by Ferranti Technologies that will enable the company to provide an enhanced training experience to its customers.
Located at the RUAS training facility in Cwmbran, South Wales, the simulator is platform agnostic and is able to simulate a generic Class 2 platform and both rotary wing and fixed wing class 1 platforms. The system can also be used to train EO/IR Payload operators working in manned platforms – both rotary and fixed wing.
The simulator was developed specifically to meet the requirements of RUAS to provide a capability to train UAS remote pilots and EO/IR payload operators in the fundamental skills of operating these platforms. The system has been designed to include customisable scenarios which cover a range of terrains and environments from urban to coastal and includes a comprehensive range of interactive entities from both military and civilian environments.
Features of the simulator include integrated student positions for airspace de-confliction, handovers and training objective achievement, including airmanship, crew resource management, flight safety and communications; generic EO/IR sensor simulation with payloads operating in the visible and infrared spectrums; and realistic IR signatures of a variety of civilian and military vehicles and personnel, among many others.
According to the company, the simulator will ‘underpin the pioneering foundation UAS/ISTAR training programmes currently being launched by RUAS’.
Craig Lippett, RUAS training manager said, ‘The simulator is fantastically flexible and versatile. In-exercise, the trainer can take dynamic control of entities to optimise training experience and customise scenarios in real time providing training for UAS vehicle operators and sensor operators independently or operating as a crew. It puts our training capability, head and shoulders above anything else in the market, and is only limited by our imagination.’
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