US Army to receive new MetaVR VRSG systems
MetaVR has announced that under an agreement with AAI, its Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) will be used for simulation training in three US Army unmanned aerial system (UAS) programmes. The company will deliver 176 licences to AAI over 28 months, with a total of 44 units already delivered in December 2012.
The MetaVR VRSG licenses will be used for simulation training programmes for the US Army’s Gray Eagle UAS, the Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS), and Shadow UAS Tactical Communication Data Link (TCDL) retrofit kits.
The UGCS is a NATO standardisation agreement 4586-compliant command-and-control platform. Capable of controlling multiple unmanned aircraft, it incorporates the digital TCDL military communications protocol for data transmission, robust bandwidth, and data security, and is aligned with emerging unmanned aircraft systems joint services interoperability requirements. The TCDL, which is used to send secure data and streaming video from reconnaissance airborne platforms to ground stations, transmits radar, imagery, video, and other sensor information.
AAI has used MetaVR VRSG to provide the synthetic payload visuals for ongoing fielding in its Universal Ground Control Station (and earlier One System Ground Station) since 2002. These licenses support embedded trainers in Shadow TUAS, Gray Eagle, Aerosonde, and Hunter UAS, which are used by US Army and Army National Guard units. AAI also uses VRSG licenses for the army’s Shadow Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations (TADSS) desktop training suite.
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