CAE introduces UAS simulator

Nov. 9, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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OTTAWA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian modeling and simulation company CAE has launched a simulator training system for unmanned aerial systems.

The UAS Mission Trainer for aircraft pilots, sensor operators and mission commanders combines an open architecture product with commercial off-the-shelf hardware and simulation software that can be tailored to simulate any specific UAS.

"The completely immersive synthetic environment provides capabilities for training as well as mission planning and mission rehearsal," CAE said.

The UAS Mission Trainer system's integrated features include a STANAG 4586-compliant ground control station; high-fidelity simulation software for a variety of sensors; software for generating training scenarios; an image generator; weather simulation; and a tactical synthetic environment with computer-generated forces representing maritime, ground and air assets.

"By addressing the often difficult integration issues and basing our product on an open architecture and COTS software, we have developed a cost-effective, low-risk UAS Mission Trainer that will help customers train and prepare their UAS mission crews," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's group president, Military Products, Training and Services.

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