Simulation key to unmanned combined operations

Unmanned air systems (UAS) are no longer “standalone” platforms. As they become more advanced, they need to “talk” to other platforms, either in the air, on the ground or at sea.

This calls for a common language and a shared operational mode. This is complicated, because we are talking about robots, very advanced ones, though still robots. The human is still in the loop in some sections of the operational circle, but the task of combining all these is very complicated.

When complexity is a hurdle, simulation can help and that is exactly what is emerging now.

Israeli-developed UAS simulation software will help in developing such systems, especially their use in conjunction with other fighting systems.

Simlat, which specialises in simulation software, was selected to provide a high fidelity UAS training system to a large-scale synthetic environment lab.

The system, Simlat’s C-STAR (Full Crew Training System) simulator, includes high fidelity simulation of UAS generic platforms and payloads, all in a high-end 3D environment – including 3D terrain and modelled targets. The simulator is designed to provide training for UAS pilots and payload operators, and supports diverse training goals, from learning the basics to mission rehearsal and experimental operation.

The company says that its flexible architecture and scalable design allows the training system to easily run collaborative training sessions via DIS/HLA standard protocols and technology.

High-end simulation helps with the fast introduction of UAS to the modern battlefield.

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