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04 May 2015

AUVSI 2015: IAI Acquires the TView Image Generator Assets

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently acquired a full independent capability for UAS payload simulation by purchasing TView, a 3D image generator for simulation and C4I applications from Tiltan Systems Engineering, an Israeli company. The Agreement allows IAI to adapt the software, including the use of source code and other resources made available to IAI.  TView is a powerful 3D image generator which enables real-time, photorealistic rendering of real world environments. TView generates 3D photorealistic, sensor-based visual scenes of real-world locations with greater realism than any other solution available on the market.

IAI UAV control station (Photo: IAI)

The UAS training field is expanding rapidly. IAI's various unmanned aerial systems include advanced mission trainers that allow complete and cost-effective operational training. Market forecasts indicate that synthetic (simulated) training will represent some 80% of the total training costs for UAS operators. One of the most challenging issues is to create a realistic simulation of the external environment and targets for the various payloads and sensors carried by a UAS, especially electro-optical sensors and SAR radar systems. To answer this important need, IAI has established a UAS training directorate which provides training solutions for a variety of unmanned aerial systems, from basic training within the control station to extended high fidelity simulation training.

"After having completed the TView purchase, IAI is fully equipped and prepared for independent development of mission trainers for all UAS types," said Shaul Shahar, IAI Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Military Aircraft Group.

IAI has been awarded various local and global large scale training and simulation projects, including development of mission training and simulators for the HERON UAV and other advanced unmanned aerial systems operated by the Israel Air Force. The company also provides its customers with advanced training services through its UAS academy.

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