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22 May 2012

MetaVR Visuals in TUAS Embedded Visual System Trainers

AAI Corp., which recently purchased 51 new VRSG licenses, uses MetaVR 3D visualisation software to provide the desktop and embedded 3D synthetic payload visualisation system for training UAS operators with its Universal Ground Control System (UGCS).

AAI's SHADOW TADSS deskstop training suite (Photo: AAI)

The UGCS is a NATO standardization agreement STANAG 4586-compliant command-and-control platform based on AAI's One System architecture. It incorporates a digital Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) for robust bandwidth and data security, and is designed to command and control multiple joint services UASs simultaneously.

Since 2002, AAI has purchased over 450 VRSG licenses for ongoing fielding in its embedded SHADOW Crew Trainer (SCT) One System Ground Control Station. These licenses support embedded trainers in HUNTER, SHADOW TUAS, AEROSONDE, and GREY EAGLE UAS, which are used by US Army and Army National Guard units.

Delivered with the 51 new VRSG licenses is a brand new 3D model of the SHADOW RQ-7B Increased Endurance (IE) UAS, which is available in MetaVR’s 3D model library of military vehicles.

AAI also uses 109 MetaVR VRSG licenses for its SHADOW Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations (TADSS) desktop training suite. In 2008, PEO STRI selected AAI's TADSS desktop training suite to support training for US Army National Guard units operating the RQ-7B SHADOW Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS).

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