Zala Aero upgrades GCS and simulator technology
Zala Aero has unveiled its newest GCS control and video 3D simulator, which has been designed to train and test pilots on different platforms and in variable operational and environmental conditions. The company announced the news 22 May, 2012.
According to the company, the software simulates all the conditions of a UAS flight; from take off to landing while automatically testing the pilot with built in tests such as storm conditions, loss of video link, or loss of data link, allowing the operators to test their skills before their first flight. The Software will be available to all existing customers online, and all future Zala Aero UAS will have the software built in.
One of the biggest advantages of the simulator is that both VTOL and fixed wing UAVs can be set, and the 3D video projects the real buildings and structures, enabling UAS operators to test their skills and familiarise themselves with the area that they will be flying before the real mission..
The company has also announced that its Ground Control Station (GCS) software has been upgraded to OS Android and iOS. This allows mission planning that automatically takes into account the terrain, and voice mission confirmation and informative voice commands from the GCS to the UAV operator.
It also allows three-dimensional mapping of all active and stationary objects, including GCS, UAV, the tracked object, and UAV field of view; and enables transfer the control of UAV(s) from one GCS to the other in real time. Controlling both VTOL and fixed wing UAVs at the same time, a GCS operator can take control of up to four UAVs simultaneously.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
CATIC have displayed its new AR-2000 drone at Dubai Airshow 2023, emphasising ship-based capabilities with PLA already purchasing.
Australia has ordered four Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton UAS which can operate as an uncrewed maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) alongside the country’s in-service Boeing P-8A MPA fleet.
The Khronos tethered UAS has been designed to be simple to use and has drawn on Elistair’s experience with hundreds of existing customers.
The use of long-duration Uncrewed Surface Vehicles for maritime surveillance and monitoring has become part of the fleet inventory as navies try to reduce the level of effort required to gather intelligence on areas of interest.
A growing number of uncrewed systems have been on show at Sydney's Indo-Pacific Maritime exhibition with a select few currently being trialled to see if they can enhance the Royal Australian Navy's surveillance levels.