Israeli contractor Simlat has been selected to provide unmanned air system training and simulation equipment to Summit Advanced Systems of the Czech Republic.

Under the deal, Simlat will provide a high-fidelity training solution for use by pilots of Summit's Astrum aerostat design, which will be capable of simulating the platform and its payload under various weather and environmental conditions.

Simlat says the equipment will enable trainees to prepare for using Summit's platforms during different missions in a realistic environment.

The deal with the Czech company follows Simlat's receipt in March of a contract to provide an unmanned air system training centre for the Finnish army, which is acquiring Aeronautics Defense Systems' Orbiter 2 mini UAS to meet its operational requirements.

Source: Flight International