The U.S. Army buys 300 drone simulators (more)

MetaVRMetaVR just announced. Simulation software editor comes to sell 300 new licenses of its Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) software to the U.S. Army. The latter generalizes use virtual reality to train its pilots of Shadow, Grey Eagle, Aerosonde and Hunter drones. This command follows an initial order of 176 licences at the beginning of the year, with 44 systems in 2012, witness if necessary, of the rise of the use of drones by the U.S. Army.

The capabilities of drones imaging systems are faithfully simulated

US Army's Shadow TADSS desktop training suite with MetaVR visuals. Image courtesy of AAI-Textron

A workout room of the American army for its pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles (Source: IAA/Textron).

MetaVR, it is somewhat the “Call of Duty” of the American drone pilot. The effects and graphics less, it is true, but the realism of situations is there, and the location of the scenarios unequivocally. Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the videos broadcast by MetaVR show scenarios very directly inspired by the news. Escort of a United nations convoy ambushed, attack by Somali pirates, dismantling of a traffic, etc simulation published by MetaVR videos also give an idea of the complementarity between the different drones available to U.S. forces on external theatres where it operates.

A workout room of the American army for its pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles (Source: IAA/Textron).

A workout room of the American army for its pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles (Source: IAA/Textron).

This is the whole point of the simulation of MetaVR, air assets and their arms are faithfully simulated, as well as the capabilities and limitations of sensors embedded on each of the drones, as, for example, the thermal imaging camera. Simulation rooms installed in the United States allow drivers and operators of the different types of drones to carry out missions in a virtual environment as close as possible to what they will find on their screens for actual missions.

 

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Sources :

“US Army Purchases MetaVR Simulation Software for UAS Training”, UST, November 19, 2014

“AAI Purchases MetaVR VRSG Licenses for U.S. Army UAS Simulation Training”, *UST, January 15, 2013

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